How to write Stanford’s “Dear Roommate” essay, focusing on actions you’ve taken and distinguishing yourself as an exciting potential contributor on campus. Examples included.
How to "Describe an Activity" on the Common App in 5 steps, including how to choose which extracurricular, with full outlines for every type of extracurricular supplemental essay.
Getting deferred or waitlisted can hurt. To boost your admission chances, write a letter of continued interest (aka deferral letter), not too long, with updates. Examples included.
Colleges use the Why Major application essay to see if you’re likely to be an academic success in that subject. Answer with concrete examples of your aptitude for the subject.
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.