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Author: Carol Barash

Carol Barash, PhD, founder and CEO of Story To College and author of Write Out Loud, has taught over 10,000 students around the world–from first-generation college students to the children of bankers and CEOs–how to tell their stories and write essays that win admission and scholarships at selective colleges.

Posted Oct. 16, 2014, 10 a.m. by Carol Barash | View Comments
How to Write College Application Essays that Really Work

Your application essays play a unique role in the admissions process, one that cannot be achieved with an extra 100 points on your SAT or a couple of decimals on your GPA. Application essays—both the 650-word personal statement and supplement essays are opportunities to speak directly to the admissions officers, to show who you are as a person and who you will be as a member of their community. Download This fall, at a panel on college essays at the National Association for College Admissions Counseling, several admissions directors emphasized this unique role played by the essays in the admissions ...