The old adage is "You are what you eat," not "You are where you were accepted." We're serving up some perspective to untangle your sense of self-worth from your college admissions letters.
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What sets you apart is demonstrable weirdness.
Wondering how to handle delicate topics in your college essays? You're not alone. College admissions officers get one good chance to understand you as a person through your essays. Deciding how to approach topics like politics and mental health can be a challenge. While they're not easy areas to navigate, many students feel that their applications would not be complete without addressing some of their most polarizing opinions or life-changing experiences—however controversial. We're here to help.
Volunteering can often be a requirement for your school, but you can leverage the opportunity to get to know yourself better. Instead of thinking of the requirement as just a quota to fill, consider volunteering a moment to define and flex your empathy.