Our Collegewise counselors are in the heart of college
application season with our seniors. And while we'll certainly help to
ensure that our applicants don't make spelling errors or mistakenly write,
"I love Duke so much, my internal organs actually ache," in an essay
being sent to NYU, there are other mistakes seniors should avoid that might not
be quite so obvious. So this month, we're sharing five things seniors
should never do when applying to college.
1. Don't use an embarrassing email address.
We've seen students list some pretty questionable email addresses on college
applications. And by "questionable," we mean that we felt
compelled to ask, "Do you email your mother from that email address?" We're not suggesting that admissions officers make decisions
based on whether or not they like your email address. But that doesn't
mean it's a good idea to run the risk. It's fine to have an email address
with a little personality and verve. Videogamer@email.com is fine.
Britlitreader@email.com might even score you some likeability points. And
we're fairly certain that email@example.com would at the very least go
over well with schools in the Boston
area. But if it's an email address you'd hide from your parents, get a
different one (a different address, not a different parent) to use just for