Applicants that apply by this date are given preferential consideration for any available scholarship funding.
After this date, applicants that complete an application will be notified of their admission decision within three weeks and will be considered for scholarship if funding is still available.
Take a hint from Emory University, whose “Why This College” essay prompt used to read:"Many students decide to apply to Emory University based on our size, location, reputation, and yes, the weather.
Besides these valid reasons as a possible college choice, why is Emory University a particularly good match for you?
Our world-renowned faculty provide one-on-one mentoring, offer career guidance, and supervise significant research projects.
The Preferred Application Deadline for the Spring semester is November 1.A bad Why This College example: "I really really want to go to Northwestern because I just have this feeling that it's the place for me" does not a good case make.It doesn't show how you are a.) qualified or b.) a good match for the school.I've heard more than one admissions officer say that a screw-up like this can immediately disqualify an application.I'm not saying it definitely will, or that this is true for all admissions officers--some probably don't care--but don't give them a reason to put you in the "no" pile. (And the USC colors are not red and yellow, incidentally, but "USC Cardinal" and "USC Gold.")DON'T: Think of this as a "Why Them" essay.Applicants interested in certificate programs and those interested in enrolling in individual courses for professional development or other purposes will be handled on a Rolling Basis.This means that, once the application form and any required documents are received, processing of the application will happen continually throughout the year, and applicants can expect to hear from the Lynch School within three weeks of being submitted.Fee waivers are not normally granted for doctoral applicants that identify a lack of funds related to being a current graduate student as the reason for their financial need, since the majority of our doctoral applicants fall into this category.To request a fee waiver for financial reasons, write to our office at [email protected] a detailed explanation of your request.In fact, here's what to do after you've written your first draft: Go back through your essay and underline anything that sounds like it could have appeared in another student's essay. In your "Why This College" essay you're making a case, and the case is this: "You [the school] and I [the student] are a perfect match." But...DON'T: Simply use emotional language to make your case.