No Essay Applications with waived fee? — College Confidential

Hi Lynn, I’m a highschool senior (well I technically start in September) and I received a priority application from Gordon College. I visited Gordon a few weeks ago and also spoke to an admissions counselor while I was there who recommended me for their Clarendon scholars program. The priority application said I don’t have to pay an application fee, I get notified within 2 weeks of their decision, and that there is no essay requirement. Is this just another scheme? I’m actually a highly qualified student in terms of how my scores and gpa compare to the average at Gordon, so should I take up this offer?

There is no fee to apply, no essay and fewer questions than most college applications
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You can be certain that you did not spend all that time crafting the perfect essay in vain. If a school asks for an essay, it is read. How much weight a college puts on that portion of the application may differ. Just how many readers digest your words can vary as well. Still, don't waste the opportunity to put another dimension on your application file.


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With a rolling admissions process, there’s no need to wait to . You can send your application in at any time. Complete our online form by following the link above. There is no fee to apply, no essay and fewer questions than most college applications. Not only do we evaluate your application promptly, but we automatically review it for academic scholarships. Once all required admissions materials have been received, decisions are made and delivered within two weeks.