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You Want to Go to Our College? Prove It!

Original post made by Elizabeth LaScala, another community, on Dec 14, 2009

For many students, applying to college is burdened by an exaggerated emphasis on "getting in." This neglects some basic research that should precede the application process itself. The problem becomes evident when students must respond to a question colleges often ask: "Why do you want to attend our college?" Although there are many different versions of this question, the gist remains the same. Colleges look carefully at these responses because it is to their advantage to select applicants who have taken the time to understand their school. Students who are willing to invest the time necessary to learn more about the colleges they are applying to will be rewarded by finding it easier to write authentic and thoughtful responses to this important type of essay question. Here are some tips to get you started:

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Posted by JJ@Manor
a resident of another community
on Dec 15, 2009 at 1:22 pm

JJ@Manor is a registered user.

It is always important to find out the atmosphere of the place you are applying too. I always ask about the program you're applying too and how you think you'll fit in at Manor College.