B.F.A., Creative Writing, , Literature, , Digital and Print Publishing
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Hometown Atlanta, Georgia
EthnicityWhite Non-Hispanic
AdmissionRegular Decision, Early Action
Class of2018
English First Language Yes

Results, Essays, and Advice

Waitlisted or Withdrew
  • Emerson College (Boston, MA)
  • New York University (New York, NY)
  • Boston University (Boston, MA)
  • Emory University (Atlanta, GA)
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)
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Emerson College (Boston, MA)

Applied for a B.F.A. in Creative Writing

Accepted and Enrolled Legacy: No

School Specific Essays

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Please Excuse My Talking Head an essay by Phillip Morgan While I am one of the lucky few that possesses a cerebral chocolate box of quirky traits, there’s one in particular that’s become the bad penny in the back of my brain. One of the perks about my brand of sensory dysfunction is fixation on sounds, which results in a habitual repetition of words and sounds I unconsciously attach to. This is generally one of the shorter sticks...
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Emerson College Essay Question: Pick one character you like or identify with from any literature or TV/film piece, and explain how this character and their experiences/story connects to your life and mindset. One of my favorite stories of all time is the saga of Alex DeLarge from Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange. It is one that is so twisted, vile, destructive, and surprisingly revealing about our society, I doubt anyone can read it without seriously rethinking their lives....
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Emory University Essay #1 Question: It has been said that, "the future belongs to the discontented." Explain why you agree or disagree. While we may not like feeling unsatisfied with our immediate environment, it does spur our greatest achievements. Necessity and dissatisfaction are the parents of invention and innovation, which ultimately sends society surging towards the future. So, the discontented will come to inherit the future because they were the architects of it in the first place. Few exemplify this idea...
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Emory University Essay #2 Question: Create a college course that you feel is necessary for every new college student, complete with course description and a few select chapters. We, the last generation old enough to understand 90s pop culture references, struggle immensely when it comes to communicating with humans, in that we don’t do a lot of it anymore. From Facebook, to Twitter, to ignoring text messages, it seems that face-to-face interaction is losing approval from its youth fanbase. Unfortunately,...
Supplemental Essay “Why us” school essay
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New York University Essay When I first thought seriously about applying to NYU some months ago, I didn’t have any specific reasons to go except that it was “in New York City”. So I did some research because “it’s in New York City” looks rather poor in the eyes of college essay readers. I’m glad to say the results of my investigation were pretty much the final push toward “I’m applying to NYU”. As an aspiring...
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Boston University Essay #1 The main aspect of BU that really resonates with me is not only its close proximity to a major but its smooth, subtly elegant integration into the city. Unlike most colleges I’ve seen or heard of, BU appears to openly accept its place within the urban jungle of Boston. It isn’t spending promotional energy toward spinning their campus as a sanctuary from the supposedly soul-crushing urban chokehold around them. Rather, BU presents itself as completely...
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University of North Carolina at Asheville Essay Question: If you had the authority to change the your community in a positive way, what specific changes would you make? Without question the first change would be allowing the underground music and art from Atlanta to gain a stronger footing in the perimeter suburbs. While the arts community in Atlanta is strong, it struggles to attract youth beyond the immediate Atlanta (with few exceptions like myself and others who actively seek it...
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Boston University Essay #2 Question: BU students are often described with these four words - creative, curious, open-minded, and understanding. Explain how you relate to these four words. Oddly enough, I feel like those four words might be the most apt adjectives for my personality. The first two especially so, because I love new possibilities. They keep life fresh for me, because the idea of perpetual sameness terrifies my hyperactive imagination, to the point where I will begin making my own...

General Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
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If you're visiting a school and the vibe feels completely wrong to you, leave. Being worried...
How I chose schools to apply to
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Guidebooks are helpful, as is researching schools online. Those should only be initial guides though. Once you've found a handful of schools you think would be pretty cool, visit as many of...
My extracurricular activities in college, and why I chose them
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Right now I've been getting into performing stand-up comedy at open mics around Boston with the other Emerson comedians in a loose collective we...
What I like about my school’s location and culture
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Emerson's campus is in the city but it's small enough that everything is within...

High School Performance

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