Application Tips & Videos

Advice for crafting your strongest application

We want to get to know you—your background, your perspective, your interests—and the application is your opportunity to tell us who you are. Below you’ll find video tips and workshops to help you make the most of each section of your application.


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When To Apply

We explain the differences between Early Decision I, Early Decision II, and Regular Decision, so you can choose which plan is right for you.

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Personal Statement

Learn how we use your personal statement to get to know you beyond your academic record and accolades.

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Activities List

This is an opportunity to highlight experiences outside the classroom that have expanded your perspective.

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Community Disruption Section

We understand that natural disasters and other events may have influenced your college journey. There’s an optional place on your application to share this information.

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Test-Optional Policy

We don’t require standardized tests as part of your application. Watch this video to learn more about our test-optional policy.

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Additional Information Section

This optional section lets you give context to your application and share information you haven’t included anywhere else.

Essays that worked

We share essays from previously admitted students—along with feedback from our admissions committee—so you can understand what made them effective and how to start crafting your own.

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Application Workshops

Our interactive workshops—on topics like the college search process and essay preparation—will help you build your strongest application when you’re ready to apply.