Becky is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Education; prior to joining College Coach, Becky was a senior admissions officer at Tufts University.
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To close out this series, today I’m sharing two of the most common essay mistakes I see UC applicants make.
Common Essay Mistakes I’ve never counted, but I’ll estimate that I read over 100 different essays for the UC application each year.
If that seems like a huge number, imagine being an admissions officer at UCLA, where over 112,000 students applied for fall admission last year..” The underlining is my own, because I want you to focus on those parts of this prompt.
Common mistake #1 – You try to cover everything and as a result, cover nothing.
Feel free to interpret this prompt in any way that makes you feel excited about sharing your thoughts.
Together, these pieces are your chance to become more than data – to actually connect with the admissions officer and show them the person you will be on campus.
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