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Seriously, Who Gets Into Harvard? Part 7

Elizabeth Heaton

Written by Elizabeth Heatonon October 7th, 2017

I began my admissions career at the University of Pennsylvania, where I chaired university selection committees, evaluated potential athletic recruits as one of the school's athletics liaisons, and oversaw the university's portfolio of admissions publications. I also served as second chair in the selection committee for the school's flagship interdisciplinary Jerome Fisher Program in Management & Technology. A frequent contributor to USA TODAY and The Huffington Post and a graduate of Cornell University, I bring exceptional skills to the craft of essay writing paired with experience reading and evaluating thousands of admissions essays. I can offer expert advice on a wide range of college admissions topics, from colleges' expectations for high school curriculum choices and standardized test scores to choosing the right extracurricular activities and essay topics. Prior to joining the University of Pennsylvania, I worked as a public relations professional and served for a decade as a member of the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network.
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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. Essay-Pitfalls-CTA


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