So you're applying to USC -- home of the Trojans and birthplace of one of the most famous baseball diddies of all time:
True story! This fanfare was written by Tommy Walker while a junior at the University of Southern California in the fall of 1946.
And if Tommy Walker can express that much in six little notes... you can knock your USC supplemental essays and short answers out of the park!
So you thought that the fact that "most schools are on the Common App" meant you'd basically be done after finishing your 650-word essay. And now you've realized... you were wrong. Stanford is your dream school, and it has one of the most comprehensive supplemental essay sections ever.
Don't worry -- I've got you covered.
Eva Glasrud completed her B.A. and M.A. at Stanford. She is now a college counselor and life coach for gifted youth.