The admissions process is stressful under the best of circumstances. In today’s uncertain environment, it’s even more so. So when you’re writing your admissions essays, wouldn’t you love a tried-and-true formula to follow? Or maybe get a sneak peek inside the brain of an admissions officer to find out just what they’re looking for in your essay?
While I can’t help you with the former, I can offer a little insight into the latter.
Julie Simons of Helios College Counseling recently hosted the “Great Personal Essays: How to Tell Your Story to Get in” webinar and got the inside scoop on essays from admissions professionals from several colleges and universities and found out what admission officers want you to know.
Here are 32 important pieces of information I came away with: