The college essay is now widely considered as the third most important factor in the college application process after GPA and test scores. The college essay is often the first thing that admissions officers read about you that is not statistical. It also does not provide someone else’s’ opinion about you.
This is the chance for your voice to be heard–where you can share your passions, your dreams, your talents, your story, and most importantly, what makes you special. A well written essay is often what an admissions officer will remember most about your application, and can create an advocate for you in the office of admission.
Two resources available to Grady students:
The Writing Center: located in the Media Center. Open Mon - Thurs 3:15 - 6PM.
One-on-One Essay Help: located during lunch periods in the CCC. Sign up in advance for a 25 minute session with a private tutor to brush up and refine your "story".