Possible for Strong Essays to Make up for Weak Ec's
For highly selective colleges such as MIT, Stanford, etc., is it possible for strong essays to make up for weak ec's? Although I believe my ec's show passion, they are not the conventional ones that Ivy League students apply with. I have worked on a lot of programming/software side projects. I had 2 developer summer internships, and did research at my local college (relatively prestigious research university), and I am taking classes at my local university. My biggest concern is that I had no major leadership positions, and I was wondering if I could make up for this with strong essays that show my passion/fit for the college.