Essays are integral part of college admission process

Caleb Sandoval, Editorialist

The college admissions process can be one of the most stressful times we have to face when we begin to think about our futures after high school. One can begin to stress over college application deadlines, submitting supplements, letters of recommendation and many other things.

People tend to forget that your stats aren’t the only thing colleges look at. Of course the school will consider you if your stats are really good, but what do you do outside of school? Are you involved in your community or your school? What are your extra-curriculars? 

These are all very important parts of your college application but these still don’t show who you really are. This is where essays come in. While your thoughts about essays might be negative, they are more important than you might think. Your essay can make or break your college application. They’re what make you stand out amongst other applicants. Sure, you might have great grades and be involved in a lot of extracurricular activities, but if you don’t write an essay that does a good job of representing who and what you are, your application could be tossed out the window. 

Yet, there is a flip side to this. If your grades aren’t the best, but your personal essay is really good, that might just be what gets you into the school you want to go to. Essays are what really allow the admissions office to get to know who you are. The best way to do this is to make your essay very real and personal. It’s important to write about something that is important to you and is close to your heart. This is easily one of the best ways to write a good college application essay.