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Writing a Standout College Essay

The college essay can oftentimes be a determining factor for admissions officers in deciding whether an applicant is admitted or rejected. In this webinar you will learn:

  • How college essays are evaluated by admissions officers – and what they are looking for
  • The best way to select a topic that will enable applicants to stand out from the pool
  • Examples of truly exceptional application essays as well as common mistakes to avoid
  • How to approach the COVID-19 essay question

Join Associate Director for College Counseling at AcceptU, Sarah Pinson, for this conversation!


Writing a Standout College Essay

June 14, 2023

8:00 PM ET



Sarah Pinson

Sarah is an Associate Director for College Counseling at AcceptU. She received a BA from Davidson College and M.Div. from Vanderbilt University. Sarah has more than seven years of admissions and advising experience at several institutions, including Emory University, College of Charleston and Vanderbilt. Sarah also spent five years working in nonprofit program management and leads AcceptU’s partnerships with college access organizations. Sarah manages a caseload of clients as well as a team of AcceptU counselors. Sarah is an IECA Associate Member.