The Why College X Essay
Struggling with supplemental essays? Here's a tip for answering a common one, "Why do you want to come to College X?"
The best answers focus on the fit between you and College X. Yes, there's that all important word "fit" again! This is often the question that can clarify whether in fact you are applying to the best fit colleges for you. If you have done your research on College X and considered what it is that you love so much about it, then this question should be easy to answer. Yet if you find yourself struggling to come up with an answer, then you either have lots more digging to do on College X's website or it might not be such a great fit for you after you all. That's okay - better to realize that during the application process than after May 1!
So let's say that College X is an awesome fit for you. How are you supposed to answer the question? Most importantly,...