Optional essay on commonapp?

<p>On the commonapp there’s an optional supplement essay “why centre?” and I was just wondering how important that is in the admissions process.</p>

<p>If you are serious about Centre I would advise answering the optional supplement particularly if you visited Centre or had the opportunity to view the Centre DVD. The admissions committee does value applicant’s interest and answering this optional question may show just that to the Adcom.</p>