|Students who got into TCU say:|
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Be honest in essays. Let those determing your future know that you are serious about your studies. Also inclued other interests that you have to show the selections board that you can have many interests and still succeed in your studies and ultimately your chosen career.
| Dec 04 2012 | The essay is really important... They read thousands and thousands of those, so write about something that will STAND OUT! I took the SAT early! I did that so that I could apply early. I didn't want to have to be inconvenienced by either being admitted or denied close to graduation. I found out about 7 months before graduation even came. I was able to be considered for ALL financial aid because it was still available (the later you wait the less likely financial aid will be available, and TCU ain't cheap!). I suggest you thoughtfully prepare for the essay, look at financial aid offered by the school but also outside places (TCU doesn't give out many full rides and like I said, this place ain't cheap!) Tour the campus and get a feel for the neighborhood.
Since I was not academically the strongest candidate applying to TCU, I did my best to stress my involvement in the community,Church and athletics. I would to show them that although I did not excel in one areas, that I was well rounded it all of them. I let my leadership positions stand out and my strength of wanting to make the small world that I impact a better place. In the areas of the application where they allowed me to be creative, I took advantage of that and created a poster of me and all kinds of different TCU support gear. I did this option because I new any essay I wrote would not wow anyone.