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Sealing the Deal -Admissions Tips from the Inside

The time for submitting college applications is drawing nearer. Some schools, like Keuka College, have rolling admissions, but the sooner you get in your application, the better. The earlier colleges receive your application, the more likely you are to be considered for scholarships (and financial aid, with a punctual FAFSA).

Moreover, what should your application contain to make it really stand out, espcecially for scholarships? Keuka College students, who have already gone through the whole process, share invaluable advice.

Jenna Chapman, ’13: “I got good grades in high school, I was in the National Honor Society, and I was involved in various activities.”

Roxy Haley, ’14: “I did really great my senior year.”

Casey Chamberlain ’14: I got really good letters of recommendation.”

Marie LaBrie, ’12: “What I did, was I wrote down all of my extracurricular activities to keep track of them for my application. I also was interviewed, and I was able to explain how those activities helped me grow as person and as a leader.”

Danielle Scott, ’13: “As a transfer, I came in with a lot of involvement in clubs, and I was interviewed and I told my admissions counselor about myself.”

About Erica Ruscio

Hey, all you prospective Keuka students! My name is Erica Ruscio, class of ’13. I have a double major in English with a concentration in creative writing, and visual & verbal art. I also have a minor in communications.

I am the chief blogger and wordsmith for the admissions blog, Eye on the Storm, here at the Keuka Communications Office. I am in charge of posting pertinent information that will help you, as a prospective student or member of the Keuka College community, grow in understanding of what it’s like to a part of this wonderful and exciting college.

Just so you can get to know me a bit better, here are some fun stats:

Hometown: Middlesex, N.Y.

Career Goals: To become a children’s librarian and publish and illustrate children’s and young adults books

Campus Clubs: Arion Players Drama Club, Sigma Tau Delta, Lambda Pi Eta (Treasurer), Women’s Center Advocacy Club (Co-President)

Work-Studies: Admissions Blogger, Lifeguard, TeamWorks! Facilitator, and A.S.K. Writing Tutor

Most Recent Field Periods: I worked with Youth Services at Penn Yan Public Library this past summer, and I worked at Lightner Library this past January.

Activities I Enjoy: Going to concerts (any genre, mostly rock), playing guitar, camping, art (painting, drawing, design), drinking coffee (like it’s my job), running, blogging and designing websites, reading, and creative writing

Favorite book/movie: The Lord of the Rings trilogy (the books and the movies)

Why I love Keuka: The amazing and abundant opportunities and the amazing and personable faculty and staff!

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