Columbia Essays

<p>Hey guys,</p>

<p>I was wondering if everyone here submitted two essays to the General Studies program? I submitted one and not the additional 500 word essay. I'm wondering if it's possible for me to submit my second essay even though I already submitted the second part of application online already? I believe that I submitted a very strong autobiographical essay. Do you guys think this will against me that I only submitted one?</p>

<p>Thanks in advance.</p>

<p>I did not submit the optional essay and I was admitted.</p>

<p>I did submit the optional essay and I was admitted.</p>

<p>I did not submit a second essay and was admitted as well! Good luck with everything!!!</p>

<p>I am a Regular Decision applicant for Fall 2010, and just met the June 1 deadline. I submitted the Autobiographical essay and nothing else. I felt the required essay prompt really allowed me to cover all I wanted to, and all the other pieces--multiple transcripts, recs, etc., told the rest of the story. I can't imagine it would count against you. If this is really causing you angst, though, I will tell you that I had a recommender email her letter directly to a member of the admissions office staff, even though I had selected "Offline submission." It was too late to change the preference within the online application system, but they were happy to accommodate the professor, which I thought was cool (and non-traditional of them ;). So chances are, you could give a call and they'd take the additional statement. GL!</p>

<p>Thanks for the feedback guys. I know I'm being overly worrisome. </p>

<p>Sally, the GS administration ended up being as you said very accommodating by allowing me to mail in my second essay along with some other materials I needed to send in. Now the only thing I'm worried about was if I wrote enough about why GS was a place for me. All I said was I wanted to goto General studies because it welcomes non-traditional students and then went on to talk about specifically how Columbia University meets my academic needs and how the University can help foster my future career.</p>

<p>I submitted only the single main essay and was admitted. Word count was just under the max (~1900 words). Like Sally, that was enough to "tell me story."</p>

<p>Hi Rossi,</p>

<p>Are you RD and when did you submit?</p>

<p>Thank you,</p>