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College Application Essay

March 5th, 2013 2 comments

Nicaraguan Boy

I applied to seven schools and was accepted to all seven. None of that mattered though because the moment I visited Lehigh I had my heart set. Every school required an essay as part of the application. My parents attempted to help me by offering a framework for the essay I should write. Not really getting that into it, I dutifully wrote what my parents advised. During the process I decided I wanted to write a new essay, and in my spare time drafted a different narrative. This one I liked, this one I really thought spoke more to who I am. I applied to Lehigh last, and sent my application on the last possible day for consideration, January 1st, 2007. For this final, and most important application, I decided to send my new alternate essay. I think it helped secure my spot in the incoming class that fall. Below is my full essay, which I only recently discovered printed in the dusty back corner of an old drawer; the digital copy having vanished from all my hard drives long ago. Read more…

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