Of everything you include in your college applications, the essays are the single element over which you have the most control—make the most of this opportunity to define your narrative. You know you’ll need to write a variety of essays for your college applications. The real question: How will you craft effective messaging that demonstrates your talent and character in order to maximize your chances of admission? In this post, we will provide an overview of the college application essay planning and writing process, including:
- What kinds of college application essays you will need to write
- The Frontier Tutoring essay planning formula for strategizing your topic and planning your structure, regardless of the prompt
- Keys to success for essay planning and writing
- When you should start planning and writing—including how to get a head start during junior year
- Actual draft essays—from first draft to final—from Anja L. and Sam L., two Frontier Tutoring college admissions consulting students. Anja was admitted to Middlebury (17% acceptance rate), while Sam was admitted to Georgetown (11.7% early action acceptance rate).
Ready to write? Let's begin!
-Kimberly Hewitt - Business Unit Manager, College Admissions Consulting