Finding it hard to whittle down and explain who you are in 500 words or less? If you feel less than gifted with a pen (or are feeling less than college essay inspired), why write about who you are when, instead, you can show college admissions by submitting a college application video! Sounds good, right?
At many four year colleges and universities, college admissions are accepting a supplemental essay in the form of a video, and in the case of at least one college – it gets you out of filling out the college essay altogether!
After penning numerous college application essays, application videos might just be a welcome break! We’re sure that leaves you with just one question: “Where are these video loving colleges?”
College of William and Mary – Want in to one of the oldest colleges in the United States? At the College of William and Mary, they not only offer students the option of choosing a supplemental video, they also give you a little insight into the process (and highlight a few favorites) which should help you figure out what college admissions is really looking for and help you get started!
George Mason University – If you are hoping to call Fairfax, Virginia your home for four years, you’d better make it good! Your George Mason University application video can clue college admissions in to your personality and, best of all, you can use it either in addition to or in place of the college essay (which could mean one less written essay on your end).
St Mary’s College of Maryland – Convinced you want to take the supplemental video essay route? Well, at this four year liberal arts college, you can skip the college essay altogether! St. Mary’s College gave the usual essay question a twist by having admissions hopefuls treat the video as an audition to be a part of the college class of 2015!
Tufts University – We brought Tufts University admission videos to your attention last year after Tufts hopefuls uploaded them on YouTube for the whole world to see. If you are a Tufts hopeful, you have the same option: though they do recommend private settings. Do you really want your plea for college admission following you around for the rest of your life?