How important is the college essay in the selection process?
That’s where the college essay comes in. The college essay offers students the chance to tell their own story to admissions officials. It ranked as the fifth most important factor in the admissions process in a 2019 National Association for College Admission Counseling survey.
How important is your common app essay?
The Common App essay is a key part of your college application. According to a 2019 study conducted by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, 56.4% of colleges surveyed considered the personal statement “moderately” or “considerably” important in the admissions process.
Do colleges care about essays?
Usually one to two admissions officers read an essay. Some colleges do not look at essays. Some colleges will choose only to look at your GPA, Course Rigor and SAT/ACT scores. If you GPA and Test Scores are high enough, they may not feel that and essay is necessary.