will a supplement make or break a decision?


<p>This may have been addressed vaguely in other threads, but I was wondering.. what is you guys' take on supplements making or breaking a decision? Meaning an art, music, abstract, etc supplement that one sends in in addition to his or her application? Does JHU place emphasis on student talent/ability?</p>

<p>I sent in some graphic design pieces, and I was wondering if this could give me an edge if for any reason I am sitting on the fence as far as a rejection/acceptance.. I think the pieces are really good (some of my best work).. I'm just wondering what role supplements really play to the admissions process.</p>

<p>anybody know?</p>

<p>well if they are really good - they will undoubtedly help
and if they are ordinary or mediocre - they wont hurt.</p>

<p>so its a win - win situation both ways. :)
hope that helped.</p>

<p>Supplemental materials are welcome additions to the Johns Hopkins application, whether they be CDs, slides, portfolios, art work, etc. The admissions counselor will review these materials, but are unable to spend much time with supplemental materials. Our time is spent focusing on the important parts of your application: transcript, essays, recommendations, resume. </p>

<p>As far as what role they plan, I must say they play a minor role. Usually they can add context to the resume of the applicant's interests and/or passions -- and that can't hurt. They often will elaborate on something important in the applicant's life, and once again that is important for an Admissions counselor to know. But in the end, it still is your academic performance, your essays, your recommendations, etc. that matter most.</p>

<p>Supplemental materials will neither make nor break your application.</p>