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Do college admissions officers really read the essays?

Hey guys! I'm a junior, and I'm starting to think about my college essays. I've heard that admissions officers sometimes don't read the essays, and I'm wondering if that's true. How important are essays in the admissions process? Thanks for your help!

9 months ago

Hey there! I can understand why you might be concerned about whether or not your essays will be read. My child went through the college application process not too long ago, and we had similar questions. From our experience and the research we did, it seems like most colleges do indeed read the essays submitted by applicants. Essays play a significant role in the admissions process, particularly for more competitive schools. They provide an opportunity for the admissions officers to get to know you beyond your grades and test scores, and it's a chance for you to showcase your personality, goals, and experiences. The importance of essays may vary slightly depending on the school and the applicant pool, but overall, they are an essential part of the process. I would recommend investing time and effort into your essays to make sure they are well-written and genuinely reflect who you are. It can make a big difference in your application! Best of luck with your college journey!

9 months ago

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