What T20 schools accept a Why X essay?

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sach1282
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What T20 schools accept a Why X essay?

Postby sach1282 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:18 am

Schools I know do:
UVA
Duke
Michigan
Northwestern

Schools I am unsure about:
Cornell
UT Austin
WashU
CCN

Feel free to correct me if I am wrong on any of the schools I listed as accepting a Why X.

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Re: What T20 schools accept a Why X essay?

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:19 am

sach1282 wrote:Schools I know do:
UVA
Duke
Michigan
Northwestern

Schools I am unsure about:
Cornell
UT Austin
WashU
CCN

Feel free to correct me if I am wrong on any of the schools I listed as accepting a Why X.

all of them

sparty99
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Re: What T20 schools accept a Why X essay?

Postby sparty99 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:20 pm

dumb question - all of them

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Re: What T20 schools accept a Why X essay?

Postby kaiser » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:23 pm

I wouldn't do it for Cornell given that they have a specific area on the application in which they ask about your particular interest in the school. They essentially just want your concise reasons.

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Re: What T20 schools accept a Why X essay?

Postby CanadianWolf » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:26 pm

All do, but it is important to match the essay with the corresponding school application.

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Re: What T20 schools accept a Why X essay?

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:32 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:All do, but it is important to match the essay with the corresponding school application.

credited. Funny when people forget this

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Re: What T20 schools accept a Why X essay?

Postby sach1282 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:16 pm

CanadianWolf wrote:All do, but it is important to match the essay with the corresponding school application.


I don't even really understand how this could happen. Isn't the whole point of a Why X essay to point out the unique features that would make it a good fit for you? How could your essay apply to more than one school?

Edit: just realized you might have been refering to just uploading the wrong document. In that case, I am being extremely careful.

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Re: What T20 schools accept a Why X essay?

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:29 pm

sach1282 wrote:
CanadianWolf wrote:All do, but it is important to match the essay with the corresponding school application.


I don't even really understand how this could happen. Isn't the whole point of a Why X essay to point out the unique features that would make it a good fit for you? How could your essay apply to more than one school?

Edit: just realized you might have been refering to just uploading the wrong document. In that case, I am being extremely careful.

It's more common on PS's. People just insert one school's name for another then send it off.




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