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Emory Essence decision?

ironweasalironweasal Registered User Posts: 213 Junior Member
I got into Emory a few days ago, and the email said it was through "essence." Can some explain to me what this is? goof or bad?

Replies to: Emory Essence decision?

  • CivilTyrannyCivilTyranny Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    This is a good thing; the Essence of Emory is a program that provides underrepresented and/or first-generation students the opportunity to see what Emory is really like. I'm not too familiar with the program aside from some general facts, but usually Essence admits are given the chance to visit the campus and learn more about the University from current students and faculty. You are also allowed to stay on campus and make yourself comfortable with the college atmosphere. Emory should provide you with an email with more information regarding the program itself and how to participate in this 3-day program.

    In my opinion, the largest benefit of being accepted through Essence is that you get your acceptance earlier than the rest of the RD pool, so a lot of the stress is removed.
  • bernie12bernie12 Registered User Posts: 5,293 Senior Member
    edited March 2018
    @ironweasal I liked the program back in the dinosaur ages (2008) when I attended lol. It's spring so usually the weather was good and there was plenty going on on campus. Got to hang out with folks and also check out classes I was interested in and learn about other programs without the huge open house crowds. Emory has, since I've attended, established many programs for those who are first generation, low income, or URM, even in STEM, so there are a lot of cool programs that Emory has for that group and beyond that you can learn about. This provides an opportunity to learn about a school beyond the marketing of nice facilities, dorms, and stuff kind of meant to distract and sell you on somewhat non-substantive things. You actually get to learn about and perhaps even sample programmatic options. Basic tours don't do this effectively and usually hope to sell you based upon superficial things that may matter, but are not necessarily part of your personal and academic development over 3-4 years (like many places have beautiful campuses, nice dorms, and a vibrant campus life scene, but during the tough times or stressful times, you will want to know more about specific resources and communities you can lean on).
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