CollegeLAH’s Guide to Using Common App

Creating your CommonApp account Go to apply.commonapp.org and click on “Create An Account” Fill in your email address and create a password. Note that the password must be between 8-16 characters, containing at least an upper case alphabetic letter, one numeric character, and a symbol (!@#$%^&*). Fill in your details and click on I amContinue reading “CollegeLAH’s Guide to Using Common App”

CommonApp Essay – To Dare

The essay below, which was required by The Common Application, successfully got Lim Sheau Yun admitted into Yale University, Stanford University, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth College, Brown University, University of Chicago, Duke University, Barnard College and Hobart and William Smith Colleges.  Some students have a background or story that is so central to their identity that theyContinue reading “CommonApp Essay – To Dare”

Essays for Applications to University of California

The essays below, which are required by the University of California (UC) application system, successfully got him admitted into UC San Diego, UC Los Angeles, and wait-listed at UC Berkeley. All identifying names have been removed as the owner would prefer to be anonymous Prompt #1 Describe the world you come from — for example,Continue reading “Essays for Applications to University of California”

How to write application essays to get into Actuarial Science programs in US?

Q: I am a corporate scholar currently doing ADP (1+4 program) in Taylor’s University. I am doing Actuarial Science and I plan to apply to UPenn (The Wharton School) and University of Wisconsin-Madison. May I know what is the best approach to the admission essays in order for me to get into these school? A:Continue reading “How to write application essays to get into Actuarial Science programs in US?”

How To Write Successful US College Application Essays?

I have been asked to help proofread a few US college application essays.  I have a few things to say and would like to help spark your inspiration. 🙂 Of course, this is just my humble opinion. I am in no way a professional essay writer, a spy in the admissions office, or an expert psychologistContinue reading “How To Write Successful US College Application Essays?”