theunjustifiedthruth asked: Any advice on the best way to wow a college with such high educational standards as Dartmouth when applying?
We sent this one along to the Dean, sorry it took so long!
Best way to wow us?Be sure to convey why you do the things that you do, not just what you do. We’re interested in knowing more than just what’s important to you but also why those classes, activities, experiences are important and what you’ve really learned from all that you have done about yourself and how that has shaped your goals and aspirations.And please, no essays about “accidents” when you couldn’t get to the bathroom on time. (No joke – actually read an essay on this theme this year. Needless to say, not an application that “wowed” me).