College Admissions Counseling

College Admissions Counseling

The vast majority of applicants to highly selective colleges submit applications that not only don’t help their case for admission but indeed significantly hurt their chances. They submit cliché essays about sports, about community service, about deceased grandparents, trips to Nicaragua, and playing first chair violin. ZZZzzz. And then some. They submit supplemental essays that don’t convey why they want to attend a specific university. Maybe the premise of their Why I Want To Go To A Specific College Essay focuses on that university’s great liberal arts education. Well, they’re not fooling anyone. Just about every highly selective college offers a great liberal arts education. Our students do their homework. They show rather than tell admissions officers how much they want to attend a specific university and why.