|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.
Your essay is the most important part of your application to Sarah Lawrence. Write your essay from your heart. Mine wasn't even formally structured; I just described the universe of a story I'm writing. If you have a specific passion that you want to pursue at Sarah Lawrence, I'd recommend letting that inspire you - but they appreciate good writing and original ideas on any subject. I know people who wrote their essays about everything from sea monsters to Calvin and Hobbes. Also, if you have creative work that you think would strengthen your application, go for it! I think that helped my application too. Just ask admissions how to send your work directly to them; they're incredibly friendly and encourage you to do such things. The Essay is key; it really helps if its not a traditional structured college essay, but it has to be well written. I had a 3.4 GPA when I graduated, was the editor of my newspaper, the head of lighting for my drama club, and I also was involved in a couple other clubs. Good recommendations are a plus, but I think its gotten a little easier to get into this year.
Honestly, I think the most important part of the application process is the essay - really take your time with it. I know its cliche but just be yourself and be honest.
| Religion/Religious|| Oct 22 2009 |
Also, I encourage everyone to visit campus for an interview with someone in Admissions.
1. its just a good experience and can help to validate whether or not SLC is right for you.
2. I do think that admission's direct experience of you can give you an upper edge in the ultimate decision.