College admissions are more competitive than ever. Every year, thousands of candidates with spotless academic records, sky-high test scores and impressive extracurricular activities are turned away from top schools. That colleges affirm many of those they reject could have succeeded on their campus but that they don’t have space for all qualified applicants is small comfort to students and families.
What separates applicants who are accepted to their preferred choice from those who are rejected or wait-listed? Often, it is the personal essay. When a college or university is weighing the decision to accept one student or another with similar qualifications, the applicant’s essay can make all the difference. The essay gives students the opportunity to breathe life into their application. In the essay they can provide the extra wow factor that makes them stand out from the crowd and that shows the admissions officer why they are a good match for a particular college or university.
A revealing Common Application essay gives admissions officers a glimpse into the individual behind the grades and scores, what makes them tick and how they see the world. A well-crafted and constructed essay lets them know the applicant is a strong writer, one who can communicate ideas in a clear and compelling manner. And a strategic essay convinces the admissions officer that the student is a good fit for their school and will matriculate if offered a spot.
Our tutors are highly-experienced writers and editors in their own right. Some of them have not so long ago written a college essay themselves – one that helped get them into a great college or university. Others are the parents of recent college applicants who, with their editing assistance, wrote memorable college essays that helped them get into their top choice schools.
At ONLINE TUTORS INTERNATIONAL we pride ourselves on giving each student the individualized guidance and support they need at all stages of the college essay process, from finding the perfect topic that highlights who they are, to polishing their essay until it is memorable and will impresses any admissions officer who reads it.