For reasons I don't know, there seems to be much much more emphasis on standardized test scores than essays on CC, and even in the real world. But like alexcuad mentioned, your essays are very important. I can confidently say that they're just as important as your test scores.
Anyone can get a 2200, but only you can write an essay that is unique to you. And that's what differentiates you from everyone else.
I obviously won't stress myself out thinking about the college admissions cycle and I have other things to do with my time, but at the same time, it does weigh on your mind a bit, doesn't it? BTW, The supplement comes out July 1 right?
We went to Princeton information session on Tuesday this week, the assistant Dean told us that Princeton’s EA does not prevent applicants applying other colleges’ EA, as long as they are non-binding and not ED. I think either I misunderstood him or he misinterpreted the admission policy, because it is different than what I read on Princeton webpage and their brochure unless they just change their policy for the 2013. Could anybody clarify this? Thank you.
I answered this question on the other thread, but just to reiterate, Princeton has Single Choice Early Action. This means that you may not apply early to any other private college or university. You may apply early to any public university as long as it is non binding. You may also apply to colleges with rolling admissions.
Thanks mathgirl21, this is what I understood too, but the assistant Dean replied that BOTH private and public colleges' EA are allowed, that make us confused. BTW, the student tour guide and the campus itself are excellent, what a great visit.
You guys could probably benefit from chilling out a little bit. I mean, there's nothing wrong with being excited for a college application, but counting down the days doesn't make your decision come any sooner. I might have said this earlier on this thread or on another, but the more you obsess over college applications your senior year, the less you will enjoy it. And I hate to break it to you, but if you really spend that much time on it, and don't get in, you will regret having spent all of Fall Semester meticulously revising your application and most of Spring Semester worrying frantically about what your results might be. I'd say relax and enjoy summer. If you get into Princeton, it won't be because you started your application a month earlier. (I started mine in November or something).
^This is good advice, but for those applying early starting in November isn't an option haha. Regardless though, yeah chilling out is probably a good idea, but getting a head start for us who would rather have less to do in September and October is a matter of choice.
Totally agreed re:spending too much time, because the reality is, most of us will NOT get in >__>. Shouldn't be worse than it has to be.