One of the most dreaded parts of the college application process (aside from filling out the FAFSA) is the college admissions essay. If your scholar is charged up by the thought of sharing his or her personal take on life with anonymous readers, count your student — and yourself — among the lucky ones.
There's plenty of pressure on students to get great grades, be a leader in school and out, have a squeaky-clean online persona, and on top of that earn stellar test scores. The thing is, all prospective college students are striving for the same outstanding record. If your student wants a way to stand out among others with equal qualifications, the essay can be the vehicle to propel him or her to the top of the applicant list.