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The more selective the school the more important course rigor becomes as well as GPA, in addition most of the time standardized test scores.
Make sure your essay is original compared to what else is in the application, do not duplicate.
Most importantly; proofread, comply with standard rules of written English, and provide examples with the assertions that you present.
A well prepared essay can be a tipping point for students who may not be as strong in some other academic areas as other students.
Whether you want to reveal creativity, intelligence, dedication, commitment to social action, or anything else, choose two examples (or three if you have room) where you have actively displayed those traits. Our consultants have 20 years of experience guiding applicants to admission with compelling, detailed, and story-filled essays.
Telling these mini-stories will save you from awkwardly claiming a certain quality. Are you ready to join the ranks of Accepted’s accepted clients?It is important to know how each school ranks the various factors especially if you are weaker in a particular area, like test scores see number one below.Many schools place a high priority on SAT and/or ACT scores.For example, Ursinus College located in Collegeville, PA assigns numbers student ranking in a descending order 1-2-3.A score greater than 1300 on the SAT Math and SAT Verbal with a class rank in the top 10% earns a “1”.However, for students who do not score well on standardized tests, there are over 800 schools that are test optional or “test flexible”.There is a trending movement for many schools to attract more students to reduce the application process requirement of standardized tests.Admissions Officers are trying to predict who will be successful academically in college as well as a contributor to their student community.Some admissions personnel feel these three are better predictors than standardized test scores for success in college.When you write an application essay or statement of purpose, you’re trying to accomplish several goals at once: (a) You need to prove your worthiness to be accepted to your target school, while (b) also showing the adcom that you have desirable character traits that your program values.But how do you prove to people whom you have never met that you really are smart, determined, focused, and creative, without bragging?