Panel of Experts

Karl Schellscheidt

SAT Prep Expert

  • BSE, Princeton University '90
  • M.A., Secondary Education Seton Hall University '93
  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School '00

Fred Hargadon

Dean of Admission

  • Swarthmore College
    (1964-1969)
  • Stanford University
    (1969-1984)
  • Princeton University
    (1988-2003)

Don Betterton

Financial Aid Expert

  • Director of Financial Aid, Princeton University (1973-2006)
  • Certified College Planner
  • Principal, Betterton College Planning

Seamus Malin

Admission Expert

  • Harvard University
    Dir. of Financial Aid
    (1966-1977)
    Asst. Dean of Admission
    (1977-1987)
    International Office Director
    (1987-2002)

Expert Advice on the Essay from Harvard, Brown and Virginia

Karl Schellscheidt

college admissions expert advice from eprep.com The College Essay

I just came across this WSJ.com article on the college essay. Thought it might be of interest to ePrep visitors. The WSJ writes:

College essays give students a chance to set themselves apart from thousands of other applicants. But where should students start when every word counts? The Wall Street Journal Online emailed admissions directors at three universities and asked for their take on college essays, including what role they play and how admissions committees go about reading all those essays. Brown University’s James Miller, Harvard College’s Marlyn McGrath Lewis and the University of Virginia’s John Blackburn gave us their answers.