Ever wish someone from an admissions office would tell you exactly how to go about writing your college essay? Curious about the process of interviewing at a college or university?
Here at Holy Cross, we want to help make these parts of the college process just a bit easier by answering your questions. This summer, join our staff on campus for our July Advisory Days. These three hour sessions will take you on a guided tour of campus, includes a traditional information session and gives you helpful tips on writing your college essay and preparing for a college interview.
Visit our Web site for more detailed information on this informative opportunity.
Suzanne R. Timmons
Assistant Director of Admissions
This weekend, I was watching one of my favorite movies, V for Vendetta, and I was struck by one particular quote from the protagonist V and its connection to the college process:
“. . . words will always retain their power. Words offer the means to meaning, and for those who will listen, the enunciation of truth.”
I’m sure you’re thinking – how is he going to make this quote relevant to an admissions blog? Well, words do retain their power and for current high school seniors, there are two areas are most important right now:
Interviews: There’s still a chance to interview here on campus at Holy Cross. Tell us what you think; tell us what you know; tell us what you hope to be and where you hope to be. For your words to have power, we need to hear them. We want to hear them.
Interviews are strongly recommended as part of the application process here at Holy Cross. Check out the Admissions site for more information about scheduling an interview.
Application Essay: It’s so very easy for students to see the application essay as a homework assignment for which they do not receive credit. But another way to look at it is this – it is your power in the process. You can write about anything you want and your reader (the admissions counselor) is so excited to read what you want to write. So don’t spend another minute thinking about what you should write; write what you want to write and write it with confidence. Have confidence in your words and in your writing. For your words to have power, for your words to offer the means to meaning, they must come through unfettered by the constraints of expectation.
We’re here and we’re waiting. Now let us hear your words.
Andrew N Carter
Associate Director of Admissions