Is Your College Application Essay The Key To College Success?

You know that the college application essay is an important factor in getting in to college in the first place. But can it also predict your success in college once you’re there? A study of 50,000 essays from 25,975 applicants whose grades were tracked once they were admitted to college found that essays that demonstrated categorical thinking correlated with academic success, while essays correlated with dynamic thinking correlated with lower GPAs.