If this isn’t your first visit to MEK Review’s website, then you know that the most important thing college admission officers look at to determine acceptance is your grades. The next thing they look at is your test scores. After that, they look at your activities, awards, and college essay.
So why is the college essay so important? Especially, when it’s the third thing they look at mixed in with a bunch of other parts of your application? Why not just write a quick essay that shows off your vocabulary, lists your community service projects, and be done with it?
That is the worst thing you can do. In fact, it might just cost you your acceptance letter.
Ivy League admission rates are less than 10%. Harvard and Princeton are at 5% and 4%. Yet, the amount of students who apply to these top schools continue to grow. Those students are likely to also have top grades and high test scores.
Your essay is what can help you stand out from thousands of other students. Your essay is what can get you in.
Your college essay is the only part of the application process completely within your control. It is your chance to show college admission officers who you really are, what you are passionate about, and what you have to offer their campus. It’s your chance to be memorable.
And yet, so many top performers create some of the most boring and predictable essays.
As MEK’s expert college counselor Brigitte Change puts it, the “majority of students have no clue how to write a narrative.” It is a new style of writing for students, so they end up boring college admission officers to tears with a forgettable or sometimes even obnoxious essay.
However, if you can craft a personal, well-thought out essay that shows the college what makes you unique and interesting, your essay could be the thing that sets you apart from other applicants.
That’s why MEK offers our 3-day intensive College Essay Boot Camp. In those three days, you will brainstorm an idea, write a draft, get feedback from expert counselors and peers, and leave with a polished Common Application essay. We will also help give you a foundation and ideas for supplementary essays.
We will show you how to write an interesting essay, avoids clichés, and showcase your unique qualities.
If you want more information or would like to register for our summer Boot Camp call 855-346-1410 and let one of our counselors assist you!
- Location: Palisades Park Campus
- Dates: August 28th – August 30th
- Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Click here for a breakdown of how, year after year, our College Essay Boot Camp has helped students get into their dream school.