- Colleges rank essays as most important after grades and SAT/ACT scores.*
- College admissions officers say that over 80% of essays are ineffective.**
- Beyond college application essays, Story To College teaches students skills to improve English course writing outcomes and overall confidence in writing.***
*This statistic is from research conducted by The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).
**On June 11, 2012, Story To College Founder and CEO Carol Barash, PhD led a discussion 50 private college and university admissions officers. To learn what they look for in essays, see Carol's blog post "7 Things Admissions Counselors Are Looking For"
***For eight weeks this spring Story To College collaborated with Yale University to test our program on 150 students in Bridgeport, Connecticut through the Yale-Bridgeport GEAR UP program. Students improved not only their ability to construct successful college application essays, but also their English grades and overall college readiness.