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Admissions Advice

Which is more important: getting a national/state award or having a strong essay?

Would an admissions officer overlook average achievements/awards in terms of extracurriculars if a student had a strong essay that made a lasting impression on him/her? If you get national recognition for something, does that mean that you have a significantly higher chance of getting into top colleges than someone who doesn't have national recognition (but has a strong essay), given that each person has the same grades/gpa/test score?

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8 months ago[edited]

Essays! Def super important. They are worth more admissions wise than ECs. They are the deciding factor.

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