If you want to play sports in college, you must first apply and get accepted. There are plenty of SAT/ACT prep courses and websites that can help you boost your score on the multiple choice sections; but what about the essay, which some schools also require? No worries—WeGotIn.Net has it covered.
WeGotIn.Net is a new website featuring more than 30 applications that were accepted by Ivy League schools, Brown and Columbia. More schools and apps are coming. The catch? Only paid members ($20 to sign up) can view the material.
WeGotIn's mission is "to provide copies of actual, accepted applications and allow you to see what the admissions committee is looking for instead of listening to someone else's opinion...of what they think the committee is looking for. There are a lot of opinions as to what makes a good application—the only thing that really matters is what actually results in an acceptance letter."
Granted, WeGotIn has relatively few accepted applications so far. But they are from two highly regarded academic institutions, and the apps can definitely spark ideas and help point applicants in the right direction for answering questions on other schools' applications.
It's not illegal to look at these applications (obviously plagiarism is not condoned), and they could help students who aren't sure what to write about for their essays.
The Huffington Post agrees, stating in a recent blog post that "[t]hanks to a new website, high school seniors (or juniors—or sophomores or, in more and more cases, freshmen) can try to increase their chances of getting into a highly selective institution by reading the applications of admitted 2009-2010 students."
Being asked to play for a school is one thing; getting in to that school is another. For more info on the site, including frequently asked questions, head to WeGotIn.net.
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