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  1. How much weight do you think the admissions committee puts on the application essays?
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  3. by   skipaway
    I read them for clarity of thought, logical progression, spelling, grammar and handwriting. (we require essays in the applicant's own handwriting).

    Has an essay been the one deciding factor? No, but, before we get to meet you, it is our first impression.


    edited thanks to deepz
    Last edit by skipaway on Feb 8, '05
  4. by   apaisRN
    I would guess that it can sink you, but not save you. i.e., if it's really bad they might discount you, but if it's really good it might not outweigh poor grades, test scores etc. I have no authority whatsoever though, so this advice is worth what you paid for it.