The College Essay

The college essay is one of the most important parts of a college application. College admissions people want to know about activites your child is interested in outside of the classroom. The essay should reveal who your child is, what she has done in her life, what she's passionate about, and what her hopes and aspirations are.

Topic Ideas

  • Volunteer activities
  • Family responsibilities
  • Work experience
  • Leadership
  • Art

 Some college essays will focus on your child's self-awareness, or what her hopes and aspirations are. Encourage your student to become involved in activites that interest her as early as middle school.