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Is including my name in the college essay necessary, or is it redundant?

Hey everyone, I've got a quick question about the college application essay. Do you think I should put my name on the top of my essay? I'm thinking it might be redundant since my application will have my name all over it, but is there a chance that the essay could get separated or something? Want to make sure it's identifiable as mine without being too repetitive. Thanks for the advice!

8 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're considering all aspects of your college application. Including your name in the college application essay is generally not necessary, and submissions are handled digitally, which decreases the chance of pages getting separated. Admissions offices are well-equipped with systems that keep your materials together. Your essay will be part of a file that includes all your information, so rest assured, your essay will not lose its way to your application. However, if the college specifically asks for your name on the essay or if you are submitting through a platform that advises adding personal identification, you should follow those instructions. Otherwise, you're correct that it would be redundant. Focus on crafting an essay that represents your voice and experiences well, as the content is truly what will make you stand out. Good luck!

8 months ago

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