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College Planning Webinar: The Common Application Essay and the “Why This College” Supplemental Essay

Thursday, May 28 @ 8:00 pm

Jeffrey Hirsh of College Starters


The college essay is an integral component of the college application process and the student’s one big chance to let their voice be heard. After the high school transcript, and for some schools even the SAT or ACT scores, the college essay is probably the most important piece of the college application. It’s not what you write about, it is how you write about it. By using imagery and examples, students can recreate a small part of their life for the admissions officer.


The purpose of the “Why us?” or “Why this college” essay is to demonstrate--through specific details and examples--why a student is a great match for a particular school. It also happens to be one of the most popular supplemental essay questions asked of students on the college application. Join me and Jessica Livingston, a college essay expert, for a free webinar on both essays.