Dramatic essay for Tisch portfolio?

<p>I wrote an essay a year back and published it in my school's literary journal. It seems perfect for the portfolio dramatic essay, but I'm wondering if it could look bad if the adcoms became aware that this piece was written earlier.</p>

<p>I called NYU and asked about this, and the person I talked with said "they won't check." However, my one professor makes reference to the essay in his letter of recommendation, so I'm wondering if this could look bad. But as far as I know, two separate teams review the NYU common application and the Tisch portfolio, so it shouldn't be a problem.</p>

<p>What do you guys think? Should I save myself the stress and use the piece I already wrote?</p>


<p>Anyone have any input?</p>