Weight of optional "Why X?" essays

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Rgaliana
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Weight of optional "Why X?" essays

Postby Rgaliana » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:40 pm

Submitted my application to Penn State without even realizing that they say that students "may" submit a "Why Penn State?" essay. How much weight does this essay carry? Should I bother to submit it separately?
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northwood
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Re: Weight of "Why X?" essays

Postby northwood » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:46 pm

contact penn state tomorrow morning. To be safe, use a different name, and a different phone number, if you are worried. I wouldnt worry about it right now. You will be fine, especially with your numbers

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Re: Weight of optional "Why X?" essays

Postby Rgaliana » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:35 pm

Friendly bump to see if I can get some more input!

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Re: Weight of optional "Why X?" essays

Postby capitalacq » Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:47 am

Rgaliana wrote:Submitted my application to Penn State without even realizing that they say that students "may" submit a "Why Penn State?" essay. How much weight does this essay carry? Should I bother to submit it separately?

if you have a compelling reason to attend, write one and submit it separately. if you dont and you're just going to regurgitate facts about the school, dont bother and dont worry




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