If you are applying to any UC campus, this short answer is, Yes. WHY?
- UC application does NOT allow any letters of recommendation. Students must become their best advocate in this application. Getting the advice of expert adults that have read thousands of applications is the best thing any UC applicant can do to improve her/his chances of getting admitted.
If you are using the Common Application, the short answer is, Yes. Why?
- Most schools in the Common Application ask for supplemental essays. I like to call them the, “Why US,” “Why YOU,” “Why This Major,” and “Personality Corks.” We teach students how to take their 4-core essays to tweak, shorten, or lengthen and leverage all of these essays without writing completely new ones. YES. I know, this process is crazy. #wegotyou
If you want your teen to apply to scholarships (and who doesn’t), the short answer is, Definitely Yes! Why?
- How do I say this without repeating myself? With the four core essays, “Who Am I,” “What Am I Good At,” “What’s Super Cool About Me,” and the “Future Connection/Academic” essays, teens can answer just about any essay prompt. If you’re going to spend the time crafting great essays, why not turn them into gold. I mean, literally, gold! Cash! #letsdothis