How to write supplemental college admissions essays, including Why Us, Why Major, Describe an activity. What admissions officers look for in short essays.
A successful Why Us essay indicates you’ll likely enroll if admitted and shows why you’re a good fit. Focus on how your academic interests match what the college offers.
Your Waitlist Essay (aka, Letter of Continued Interest) serve two primary purposes: (1) share new (or additional) information that will make you a more compelling candidate and (2) confirm your level of interest in the school.
Once you have a draft of your résumé, your next step is to write brief descriptions for each activity or relevant experience.
The activities section of the Common Application is a vital opportunity to showcase your achievements and commitments outside of class.
A professional and eye-catching résumé will attract the attention of admissions boards, and highlight your achievements and experience.
By prioritizing your experiences and considering your specific role in each activity, you can guide a reader’s attention to your impressive accomplishments.
A clean résumé structure and well-written descriptions will contribute positively to a reader’s impression of your professionalism and achievements.
The awards section of your résumé is an opportunity to demonstrate that you have achieved recognition for your academic work.