research paper as a supplement

<p>I am completing a summer internship at a professional laboratory, and soon will write a research paper. It will be of Siemens and Intel caliber. I am talking about some crazy $*%# here. Do you think sending it to the appropriate science department at, say, Yale, will help in the admissions process? For example, do professors of the department ever approach the admissions staff and recommend you? Or is it just thrown out as an annoyance? I'm sure other people are in the same situation as me, so if anyone else has anything to say about this subject, post it here.</p>


<p>What is a supplement?</p>

<p>I thought supplements were just forms for teacher rec. and guidance counselor's information about the applicant.</p>

<p>Are supplements just anything else you can attach to send with your application like a research, painting, etc?</p>

<p>I think, at least for some applications, they specifically mention that if you want, you can attach any research stuff.</p>

<p>I know they say you can attach it, but is it worth it? I know the admissions committee is not going to read it so it comes down to the professors... And also, does anyone know what kind of weight a really good paper can carry?</p>

<p>high_jumper, a supplement can be visual (art, media, etc.), musical, or academic. Here's a link to Yale's website concerning supplements:</p>

<p>Supplementary</a> Materials | Application to Yale College | Freshmen | Office of Undergraduate Admissions</p>

<p>^ I may be wrong, but I find it really hard to believe that attaching it would work against you. If they say you can attach supplemental material, then go ahead. At best you might increase your chances, and, even at worst, it's hardly likely that you will decrease your chances.</p>

<p>I guess so. I've heard that sometimes professors personally contact those students and discuss the projects. I wonder if any undergraduate on CC could describe an experience where a submission as I described truly helped them. This could give us a more thorough understanding of its impact.</p>

<p>The only admissions office that I have seen specifically include a FULL research paper as a supplement is Caltech. </p>

<p>Most offices would prefer an abstract and/or LoR from mentor.</p>

<p>I know the admissions committee prefers an abstract and a LoR, but what kind of affect does sending the paper into the corresponding science department have? I've read about this in several college app prep books.</p>