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Tips from the Admissions Office
Wow asked admissions experts what they look for in a college essay.

Marie Bigham, Board Member, NACAC

Shawn Felton, Cornell University

Jim Cotter, Michigan State University

Ted Spencer, University of Michigan

Kim Bryant, University of Michigan

Niki Barron, Middlebury College

Jenny Umhofer, Colledge

Suzanne Miller, former reader, George Washington University

Alison Slater, Denison University

Gael Casner, former reader, UC Berkeley

Ed Schoenberg, former reader, Otis College of Art and Design

Lorenzo Gamboa, Santa Clara University

Ethan Logan, Texas Tech University

Jamil Branch, Flagler College

Robert Shorb, former reader, Skidmore College

Ryan Sheridan, Iona College

Tom Delahunt, Drake University

Amber Nadeau, Stonehill College

Beverly Woodson Day, Texas State University

Brent Brenner, University of Tampa

David Poole, University of Miami College of Engineering

Deborah Goodrich, Alfred State College, SUNY

Elaine Vincent, Shimer College

Lee Shott, Kenyon College

Lt. Mikaela Rodkin, United States Naval Academy

Workshop Clips
Clips from Wow Writing Workshop presentations across the country.

MACAC Annual Conference 2014
Hands Off That College Essay! How to Help Without Taking Over

Too Much Help

Inauthentic Essays

Why Helping Too Much Can Hurt

Common Essay Challenges

What Admissions Officers Want

Letting the Authentic Voice Shine

MACAC Urban Counselors Workshop 2014

Students Are Individuals

Content Comes First

Writing Exercise

Helping Students