Category Archives: Applying

So Many Schools, So Little Time, Part I: Approaching How You Approach Applying

For the next several weeks (I’m looking at a weeklyish post schedule), I’m going to be walking you readers through the college application process. (Sorry for the long post title. I tend to be long-winded, as you can probably tell … Continue reading

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Yes, You Can Talk About Pancakes and Sudoku in a College Application Essay

*This is my personal opinion, from essays I’ve read, and the essays I’ve written. From what I’ve read about admissions, and the letters I’ve gotten from the university. This is why I believe that I got in.* So, Let’s Pretend … Continue reading

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Admissions Secrets From Someone Who Has No Idea

Consider this, if you will, the second part of my intro post. The last one was basically the story of how I ended up at Stanford. This one is (hopefully) going to be more like why I got in: an … Continue reading

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For International prospectives: What I "think" I did right

Hi, it’s Winnie again!So here’s my post on how to approach the college process from an international’s perspective! I’ve actually saved this paragraph for last.Scanning over what I’ve just wrote, it feels like the advice I’ve given is vague and somewhat obvious, but hey! The … Continue reading

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Fishing versus Filtering

As a (newbie) guest contributor to Confessions from Stanford, I’m happy and honored to have the privilege of sharing my opinions and experiences throughout my Stanford years here. Some of my fellow contributors have already come forth to say hello, … Continue reading

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Sometimes It’s Good to Be Wrong: Like when you think you won’t get in and then you do

Okay, so here’s another of those “How I got to Stanford” type posts. Yeah, there are a lot of them already, but I personally think it’s really cool to hear (see, read, whatever) everyone’s stories, because they’re all so different … Continue reading

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Or Maybe They Just Thought I Would Look Really Good in Cardinal Red

I actually opened the second email first. The email that tells you what your Student ID is. I looked at the email for about 30 seconds, really really REALLY confused. Then I realized I was probably missing something and rechecked my … Continue reading

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