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NCSU optional essay

Rocketpotato888Rocketpotato888 6 replies2 threads New Member
edited January 10 in College Essays
I somehow didn't see the NCSU optional essays questions so I didn't answer them. However, one of the questions asked about a hardship that I faced, but my personal statement already discusses this.

So am I screwed for not answering the optional essays?
My SAT is 1370
My GPA is 3.95 (unweighted)
School of Engineering btw...
edited January 10
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  • izrk02izrk02 411 replies16 threads Member
    The rule of optional essays is that they are not truly optional (with few exceptions, mostly being race/sexual identity questions). A lot of schools use this to weed out "lazy" students. Are you OOS? Because if so, I wouldn't be surprised if its the reason if you get rejected. The SoE is also super competitive, so it'll definitely bump you down below others. Since the SoE is so competitive, any little thing could be a deciding factor.
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  • Rocketpotato888Rocketpotato888 6 replies2 threads New Member
    edited January 11
    Yeah I am OOS. Idk tbh, I just hope the personal statement is enough because it responds to the optional essay questions.
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  • izrk02izrk02 411 replies16 threads Member
    Even if your personal essay covers it, its always better to complete the extra supplements. Since you're OOS, I'd have said NCSU is a reach even without knowing about the essays. I'd say its a major reach now, NCSU places a lot of emphasis on stats, but for the SoE, any little thing could get you rejected.
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