Impressing admissions counselors not as easy this year

December 28th, 2005 by Key Magazine

The Holiday Season has sent millions of high school students home for a short break from school, but the task of getting into college continues. With application deadlines looming, financial aid applications to complete and standardized tests to retake, high school seniors are feeling the pressures of getting into college in new ways. The increased stressed seems to have increased their creativity as well.

One student wrapped his University of Notre Dame application in a leprechaun made of balloons. Another sent Indiana University photographs of herself as a toddler in a crimson cheerleading skirt to show a lifelong passion for all things Hoosier. Others include resumes, videotaped pleas for acceptance and newspaper clippings of high school highlights.

Universities and colleges do not want most of those frills, but admission officials report a surge of them in this year’s applications. More than 50,000 applications will reach Indiana colleges and universities this year.

Read the full Indianapolis Star article here.

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