Have you ever thought about the lessons we can take from musical theatre? It’s not just there for entertainment. Here’s what we think you can learn about college admission from everyone’s favorite Broadway rap musical, Hamilton.
The Room Where It Happens
No one gets to be in the room where it happens – the college admission committee room. No one really knows how the game is played, the art of the trade, how the sausage is made.
But we do know that every college admission team reviews thousands – tens of thousands – sometimes over a hundred thousand applications each cycle. Individual admission counselors sometimes read fifty or sixty files a day! For months! And they don’t necessarily pluck students with the TOP grades and scores – because a computer could do that, and this is a personal process. They choose students they like and who they can see contributing to their community.
So what does this mean to YOU, as you apply? Here’s our ad...more