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APPLICATIONS & ESSAYS

Time to get into the full swing of applications and essay writing.

Applying Articles

Coalition Application Losing Dartmouth and UVA

Dartmouth and the University of Virginia will no longer accept the Coalition Application for the…

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Talent-Essay-Empathy from Acting

The lights come up, the dark blue curtain is pulled back, a deep breath is…

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Leadership-Essay – Strength from Adversity

"I will never forget the date ......; the day when my mom passed away. She…

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Leadership Essay- Kung Fu

I have been involved with Kung Fu since I was nine years old. Throughout the…

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Leadership-Essay-Sam I Am

Do you like green eggs and ham? As delicious as bright green eggs with a…

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Activity-Essay Haitian Relief

"When disaster strikes, the world must respond. That is our responsibility as human beings; we…

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Leadership-Essay- Our Choices

What some would classify as a bump in the road, I would qualify as a…

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Activity-Essay-Health Initiative

The ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius wrote, A journey of a thousand miles begins with a…

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Leadership-Essay-Scout’s Effort

"The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to…

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Activity-Essay Pet Rehabiliation

Everyone has their niche, an activity they can execute that allows them to stand out.…

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Interest-Essay-Drawing a Conclusion

Something that I have been doing ever since I could hold a crayon is drawing.…

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Activity-Essay-Hard Work Pays Off

"They say hard work pays off. I learned this by putting one foot in front…

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Activity-Essay-Camp-Community Service

After suffering from Parkinson for twelve years, my grandfather passed away. On the day he…

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Activity-Essay-Volunteer Work

My volunteer work is my passion. From a young age, I began looking through volunteer…

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Student Essay – Operation Military Kids

Operation Military Kids is an U.S. Army organization connecting with America's communities to support children…

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Talent-Essay-Student and Musician

My heart beats with a steady “bump-bump…bump-bump” as I walk onto the stage, the beats…

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College Applications and Essays: Guidebook Recommendations

Need help with College Applications and Essays?  Successful examples and words of advice can inspire…

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Accepted Off the Wait List: What Now?

Welcome to the era of record low college acceptance rates and record long wait lists.…

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Application Tips

Application Tips

Tips and words of wisdom for applying.

Essay Writing Tips

Essay Writing Tips

Guidance, elements and tools.

Activity Essay – Examples

Activity Essay – Examples

View samples of an activity essay.

Leadership Essay – Examples

Leadership Essay – Examples

View Samples of leadership essays.

Interest & Talent Essay – Examples

Interest & Talent Essay – Examples

View samples of essay about interests and talents.

Deferral / Wait List

Deferral / Wait List

What to do next?

Apply

You’ve narrowed down your list of potential colleges and now the real fun begins — the application process. The resources, information, examples, and commentary in this section will help you with every phase of the process from getting started to gaining admission from the wait list.

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