Thursday, February 25, 2010

Amazing Applications

This is the time of year when thousands of college applications come pouring in to the Office of Admissions. As Admissions Counselors, it is our responsibility to read each and every application, personal essay, and letter of recommendation in hopes of finding the best students to fill the Elmira College Class of 2014.

This year has been particularly interesting because we have seen a great deal of amazing applications. I'm not kidding - you guys are really accomplished! We have had students who are working three jobs, volunteering their time on the weekends for community service, and somehow still able to maintain excellent GPAs. Incredible!

Just to give you an example of our applicants, we have had students apply to EC who:
  • are Valedictorians and Salutatorians of their senior classes
  • have traveled all over the world
  • have raised hundreds of dollars for organizations such as Relay for Life or other local service programs
  • are trying to set a good example for their younger siblings by going to college
  • have attained or working toward achieving Eagle Scout or Gold Award Scout status
  • have applied to over 25 different colleges
  • are captains of their secondary school athletic teams
  • have scored the last minute winning point to win the game
  • are president of their Student Government
  • have had the lead role in their school's latest theatre production
  • want to change the world
There has been some real talent in this incoming class. The questions is: what amazing talents and accomplishments will you bring to the group? It's not too late to send in your application. We look forward to reading it soon!

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