Top Five Reasons to Finish Your College Admissions Essay Now

The beginning of the school year is quickly approaching. We all know that summer gets busy with family travel, summer jobs, days at the lake, and sports camps. It can be tough to muster the motivation to work on a college admissions essay, but now is the time! 

Here are the top five reasons students should finish their main admissions essay now:

  1. Time to consider and reflect on your essay topic.

    • Summer is a great time to brainstorm and spend time thinking about your personal essay topic. If you haven’t developed a topic yet, meet with one of our advisors to get started. We offer essay-only services in addition to our  college admissions consulting. If you’re using the Common App, the essay prompts are available now.

  2. Time to write several drafts.

    • The writing process takes time! Give yourself the freedom to write several drafts of your admissions essay and even try out a couple of different topics.

  3. Have tutors, peers, and mentors read your admissions essay and give you feedback.

    • It’s important to get feedback on your essay. Have college admissions consultants, friends, and trusted mentors read your essay. Give others ample time do this before admissions deadlines. 

  4. Time to fine tune every sentence.

    • You want your essay to be as perfect as possible and to reflect your unique voice. This takes attention to detail and revision. Proofread, proofread, proofread!

  5. Time to focus on school and your other application materials when the fall semester starts.

    • Once the school year starts, your schedule will be filled with studying for classes, preparing for tests, and training for fall sports. You’ll also have other supplemental essays for college admissions. Make sure you give yourself enough time to focus on your academics and the other elements of the college admissions process. Start your senior year off strong and feel relieved that your main admissions essay is complete!

Our college admissions consultants will guide you through every step of the admissions essay process. From assisting with brainstorming to proofreading the final draft, we’re here to provide support and guidance. Contact us today and get started! Check our Facebook and Instagram for regular tips on college admissions essay writing.


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