What college admissions officers are really looking for . . .

Students and parents never stop asking for the definitive list of what will “get them in.” At Creative Kid College Coach, we believe that the most authentic and thorough explanation of your passion and creativity is what will ultimately help you to be a successful applicant. Read this blog for more thoughts on “getting in.”

Creative Kid College Counselor

Now that got your attention, didn’t it? Thought you were finally going to Google that ultimate checklist of what to do to make sure you get in? I am here to give you another sort of checklist.

How about: How to apply to the schools that are right for me? That could also be phrased as: How to be fairly confident they will admit me? Well, here is my list:

1. No one thing will “get you in.” Stop worrying right now about the perfect essay, the most impressive monologue or the most gorgeous portfolio.
2. In everything you submit, stay as true to your personal message as possible. The combination of an honest essay, your work and your stated goals should provide the most complete picture of who you are for the admissions committee to consider.
3. Use your application to paint a broad picture of who you are…

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