The college is test-optional, providing students the opportunity to present application material that accurately reflects their diverse academic talents and potential.
Students can submit either the SAT or the ACT if they feel their results best represent their academic potential.
By Barbara Selmo | August 31, 2012 I have been blogging about how to embark on the MBA application process as a research project.
But a recent conversation I had with a colleague (thanks, James) inspired me to jump right to an aspect of the application that many of you may not be ready for: the optional essay.
Here’s the deal: The answer here is a qualified yes.
My basic assumption is this: If a school actually gives you an optional essay topic in their application, the chances are pretty good they want to hear what you have to say– I’ll talk about that more below.Like a lot of other business schools, Babson offers you the opportunity to submit an optional essay, that is, an essay to the three required. What is constantly surprising to me, though, is how few applicants really use this essay to their full advantage. Don’t use this essay just to explain your low GPA, or why you did poorly in your major, or why in one semester you earned 3 D’s, an F, and a Withdrawal. Or, conversely, have some stupendous successes on the job?Here are five ways in which you can successfully use this option, plus: a stylistic tip and a few examples of how misusing the optional essay can diminish your prospects as well as potentially alienate a very busy Admissions Committee. Use it to explain what happened, how you overcame your performance. All these points can be masterfully addressed in a pithy, example-laden essay. Special circumstances College, test taking, work settings—your performance in all of these settings can easily be affected by a major life crisis or personal challenge.Trinity College will waive the application fee for first-generation college students.This applies to both domestic and international students.Trinity College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, handicap, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and loan programs. This student was applying to law school, and wanted to know if writing the optional essay listed on the application was necessary, and if leaving it out would be detrimental.As of fall 2015, Trinity College does not require the SAT or ACT for all students applying for admission, including transfer applicants.In keeping with its commitment to a student-centered and thoughtful approach to admissions evaluation, Trinity College has developed a highly personalized process that allows the readers of your file to get to know you not just for your grades and curriculum, but for who you really are.In light of the recent changes made to the SAT exam, students should understand the following when submitting SAT scores: The Trinity College ACT code is 0598 and our CEEB code is 3899.International Applicants International students may need to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting their results from either the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).