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Do supplemental essays differ for each college, like at Boston College?

Howdy folks, I'm tailoring my list and Boston College caught my eye. I know some schools ask for supplements, but does every college have their own unique supplemental essays?

8 months ago

Hello there! Great question. Yes, many colleges, including Boston College, have their own unique set of supplemental essays. These essays allow the admissions committee to get a better sense of who you are beyond your grades and test scores. You'll find that each college's prompts can be quite different, reflecting the school's values and the qualities they're looking for in students. For instance, Boston College could ask something deeply reflective about your alignment with their Jesuit values, while another university could seek details on your extracurricular involvement or how you plan to contribute to their community. It's essential to tailor your responses to each school, giving thoughtful and genuine answers that highlight your interests and how you would fit into their specific college culture. Researching the school and integrating specific aspects of their programs or philosophy can make your essays stand out. And remember, due to the unique nature of these essays, starting them early is always a good move to avoid a last-minute rush. Good luck with your applications!

8 months ago

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