online or paper application?

Some people believe that a paper application is more personal and shows genuine interest, etc. I believe that what really matters is content, not format. Admissions officers from Yale seem to think the same. Great minds think alike.

Here’s what I copy/pasted from Yale’s website:

*In the 2007-2008 application cycle, 95% of our applicants filed their application online. Yale encourages electronic applications for two reasons: your convenience and our processing speed and accuracy. We know that some college counselors and authors of advice manuals recommend applying on paper in order to enhance formatting and appearance. We believe formatting to be irrelevant to our application evaluation procedure, and again, strongly encourage online submissions from our applicants.


One response to this post.

  1. It’s funny that, even though the online application is preferred, many colleges(I can cite them, if necessary) have sent me paper applications through the mail 😀


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