|Students who got into SLC say:|
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| | I took the SAT's, which weren't even looked at by the college at the time (things might have changed now, though).
I wrote an essay about diversity and friendship, and they liked it (so was said in my acceptance letter).
I'm sure the requirements have changed since I applied in 2008, but basically, it really helps if you're a good writer or at least have something thought-provoking to say. You probably don't need to get straight A's in high school, though it would certainly help. What matters most is if they consider you a good "match" for the school--meaning, you're interested in ideas, art, activism, and able to communicate your passion to others.
Sarah Lawrence has the luxury of being a small school and has the ability to consider your whole application, not just the numbers.
Oh, and it really helps to be a boy or a minority.
Write about something that actually INTERESTS YOU, and it will translate to the admissions office. Also you should fully understand the Sarah Lawrence curriculum before applying, so you know who you're trying to appeal to. Extracurriculars are important.
I visited campus a week before the early decision deadline and then proceeded to complete my entire application in a week to meet the deadline! I think the hardest part was getting people to edit my essays and look over my application before sending it in--which meant I had virtually no time to actually write it. It may seem hasty but I had a gut feeling and had to go with it. I am so glad I did.
| Political Science|| Jun 27 2008 |
(Pay attention to the essays-- get several people to read them teachers, parents, friends, and adult friends. As many persepectives as possible. After all a strong writer should be able to appeal to a wide audience--right?)
I honestly don't have a clue how I got in. My high school GPA was under 3.0 (and that's weighted). I did do well on the SAT's, but seeing as they dropped them from consideration starting the year I applied, they didn't help me. It must have been my essay. Just write a good essay - funny, personal, anecdotal - and you'll win them over. SLC loves good writers.
| History/Histories (art history/etc.)|| Mar 22 2006 |