Monday, July 7, 2014
After lunch today we got the opportunity to speak with Lony and Spencer from admissions. We were able to ask questions to better understand the process of choosing and being accepted into colleges. One of the main questions was what are colleges looking for in the students they accept. We now know that colleges don't just look at grades and extracurricular activities but another very important aspect is the essay that goes in with your application. This essay is one of few chances that the colleges will have to truly see your personality. So don't use a generic essay that students everywhere will use. The point is to make sure that you stand out. Overall I feel that I have a much better idea of what and how to go about getting into colleges.