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How on earth do you make your essay stand out from the crowd at the most selective universities?  What exactly is it that Ivy League admissions officers are looking for in a college application essay?  If you think that submitting a poem in which each line begins with one letter of the college’s name is your best bet, think again.  Authenticity is the key to a good college essay, says former University of Pennsylvania admissions officer, Elizabeth Heaton.  So forget the gimmicks, and check out the rest of Beth’s tips on crafting a quality college essay in the latest installment of her Huffington Post series, “Who Gets Into Harvard?

Read “Will My College Essay Get Me into the Ivy League?” now.


Written by Elizabeth Heaton
Elizabeth Heaton is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Before coming to College Coach, Beth worked as a senior admissions officer at University of Pennsylvania and an alumni admissions ambassador at Cornell University. Visit our website to learn more about Elizabeth Heaton.