First of all, let me quickly say to all the non-Dartmouth Admissions officers: I liked your schools fine and this is no bearing on you.
Just understand I have decided to use this platform to tell Dartmouth how all-in I am on them.
The University of North Carolina at Wilmington got so tired of students saying they wanted to come to Wilmington for the sunny climate that a few years ago their prompt was: “Tell us why you want to come to UNC Wilmington, besides the beach!
” This year, Georgia Tech’s prompt got even more specific when they asked students to respond to: “Beyond rankings, location, and athletics, why are you interested in attending Georgia Tech?
Or you can take some straight-A genius who does things by the book.
That student will not sacrifice everything and destroy their entire life for the honor of being a Dartmouth student. Anything you need, day or night, I can get it to you. All you other schools: don’t you dare try to contact me.
Admissions committees put the most weight on your high school grades and your test scores .
However, selective colleges receive applications from many worthy students with similar scores and grades—too many to admit.
: Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. I had been raised to believe that my grandparents were cruel, heartless people. Okay, let’s cut to the chase because I only have so many words.
The summer after fifth grade my parents told me we were going to move to Arizona to take care of my sick grandparents.