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Will colleges know if I use the same essay for multiple applications?

Hey everyone! I'm really curious, do colleges know if I submit the same essay to multiple schools? I'd really appreciate any insight on this. Thank you!

9 months ago

Hey there! To answer your question, colleges typically don't know if you submit the same essay to multiple schools. Each college receives your application and essay separately and doesn't have access to any information regarding the other schools you're applying to.

That being said, it's important to ensure that your essay is a good fit for every school you're applying to. Some might be looking for certain traits or experiences, so it's always a good idea to tailor your essay if necessary. For example, if one school values community engagement and another values academic excellence, you might want to highlight different aspects of your experiences in the essays for the respective schools.

In summary, colleges won't know if you're using the same essay for multiple applications, but it's a smart move to make sure your essay resonates with each school's mission and values. Best of luck with your applications!

9 months ago

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