One question parents and applicants always ask me is: “what are admissions officers really looking for in the personal essay?” The answer is simple. Admissions officers want to read a memorable story – one completely different from the 10 they read previously, or the 50 they will read after. They want that essay to be reflective of who that applicant really is – an indicator of what kind of student and future graduate they will be. They want to read an essay that stands out, and by extension, makes that applicant stand out. After reading that essay admissions officers want to scream: “I get who this person is! I want them here at our school!” At yourbestcollegeessay we know how to help create that essay!
The Common Application Essay
We work in a highly personalized, one-on-one atmosphere helping applicants brainstorm potential topics, and then craft the essays in their own voice. Our aim is for them to communicate who they are, not just the scores they received.
The Individual College Supplements
Once an applicant has completed his or her personal essay, it’s time to tackle the individual school supplements. In many ways, the supplement essays are vastly underestimated. By answering questions which are unique to the school, the applicant has the opportunity to make their case in specifics. We know what admissions officers are most looking for.
The Common Application Transfer Essay
The special challenge here is for an applicant to persuasively articulate why their needs weren’t met at their previous school and why the next school will be a better fit. We understand the correct tact and tone is vital to making your case for admission.
The Graduate School Essay
Writing the graduate school essay can be one of the most daunting aspects of the graduate school application process. Communicating that you are intelligent, literate and possess interests and abilities in common with the program in which you are interested is imperative to creating a memorable essay. Let us show you how to accomplish this.