Most college applicants fail to put adequate time into a supplemental college essay. The Common Application's personal essay allows a student to write a single essay for multiple colleges. The supplemental college essay, however, needs to be different for every application. Don't make this mistake. Your "Why This College" essay must be specific, demonstrating a high level of interest in and commitment to this particular school.
Sample Supplemental Essay for College Admissions: Why This College?
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Fall Update: As of this application cycle, we no longer require the short essay as part of your application. Even so, I hope that there are still parts of blogpost that are relevant to the application process. Each piece of your application has value, so spend time thinking about what it is that you are showing us. Your Common App essay and your Oberlin supplemental essay are certainly the places to think deeply about how you are presenting yourself, but I encourage you to reflect on whom among your teachers you want to write for you. If there's something you know you want to have visible in your applications and it isn't going to be highlighted in your essay, is there a teacher who might be able to speak to that activity, skill, or trait? In our holistic review of your file, we hope to get a complete and coherent image of you.
How to Write the Oberlin College Application Essay 2016-17
Each year, admissions representatives from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music participate in college fairs and visit specific high schools at various locations throughout the country. This year, , we will only be participating in virtual events, which means that no matter where you are in the world, you have the opportunity to speak with us! Below you can search the fairs and see the specific high schools at which an Oberlin Conservatory admissions representative will be available to answer any questions you have about the application and audition process, degree programs, and student life at Oberlin. Past events will not display in the search results. We look forward to meeting you!
Visiting my parents over winter break, I took the opportunity to pull a lot of my old documents and photos off the family computer. Back in Oberlin, I started sifting through the old files. Still, the whole folder just takes up 2. I did manage to find my college admissions essays, however.