Speak your truth. Every person has a story to tell. We want to know yours! Your essay is a window into your truest self. Share what makes you unique and express yourself authentically.
Relax! This should be fun! Most of your application is largely unchanging. Parts of high school may or may not have gone as planned, but your essay is something you are creating from scratch. When done well, it can show your personality and character. Embrace that!
Make your words count and worry less about counting your words. Try not to stress about going over or under the suggested word count—as long as it is close. The words you choose to submit should hold meaning and intently answer the prompt you chose.
There are no right or wrong answers. The questions we craft are done with the intent of getting to know you. There is no magic formula or secret code. We are looking for you to think critically and give us insight to add to your application.
Seriously proofread and proofread seriously. A well-crafted essay is usually the product of many revisions. Please review your content and edit your work before you submit it for consideration. You may be surprised to learn how often we come across avoidable typos or grammatical errors. We know you are eager to complete your application, but taking a little extra time to check your work can go a long way!
Ask for a second opinion, not a rewrite. It can be helpful to ask someone to read over your writing to make sure everything makes sense, but also keep in mind that this needs to be your voice. While any suggested improvements can help serve as some guidance, they should not completely change the original content of your essay.