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Hello Denison applicants for Fall 2022! On this forum last year, applicants mentioned that AFTER they submitted their application, an optional essay appeared in their portals, which was a Why Denison essay. Can any of you who have already submitted your app, respond as to whether such an optional essay appears in your portal for the current admissions cycle? Thanks.
I just had an exchange with an admissions officer at Denison and actually there IS an optional Why Denison essay for RD applicants after they apply that appears in their portal in and around January 15, the app deadline.
Yes, same here. Though I guess if you’re getting the email now before the RD due date, you have applied early. Based on replies from the HS Class of 2022 board, everyone who has applied got the email. No one has said they haven’t gotten the email, so looks like it’s an open invitation.
I am not sure whether Denison offers the essay to all applicants, but they do seem to make this available to the pool of applicants they are considering. Denison does a good job of finding students who will be a good fit with the school and will prosper there. It’s a very diverse group but also cohesive. So the essay is an opportunity for you to explain what appeals to you about Denison and why you think you have something to contribute to the school, in a non-generic way. My son, who is a current student, wrote the essay shortly after participating in an alumni interview that had given him a very specific sense of what it would be like to study at Denison, and that was helpful background. He just wrote very honestly what he was thinking and that seemed to work.
I’m applying regular decision and I was wondering is there a set due date for this essay? I’ve checked my portal and it says nothing about a due date for this optional essay. I’m planning on doing it before February 1st just to be safe though.