We're at a loss. My D pours out four years of stuff onto an application, writes a "short answer" (150 words Common Ap.) writes an essay 250 word minimum and they want more. What MORE could a 17 year-old, any 17 year old, have to tell these colleges you about themselves. Chances are if they have accomplished something out of the ordinary, not mentioned on the application, than that is what the essay is about. I mean there is the Common Ap. the "college's supplement" which is additional and unique to the particular college. Than there is a supplement to the supplement in the form of, "Why to you want to attend our college?".. (150 word) question. Lastly there is the back breaking "Tell us something we don't know about you? question, or "How can we know you better?" question...How about reading the APPLICATION!!!!!
I just think so much of this is redundant. I mean really overkill. Most colleges don't even read your SAT or ACT essay... but they want you to write another one, two or three.Maybe it's me.. But these kids are so busy to begin with.. couldn't this process be easier?