Video Applications: The Next Trend in College Admissions?
Do you accept application videos?
Is this question on your list of things to ask on a college visit? Maybe it should be.
It's not uncommon for students to voluntarily submit videos to supplement their admissions application portfolio in an attempt put a stamp on their person brand as a college applicant, but in the last year at least two schools are encouraging the submission of application or college essay videos.
You can read the buzz below and even watch some the videos on YouTube:
- From The Answer Sheet (Washington Post) by Valerie Strauss: College application videos: Good or bad idea?
- MasonMetro (George Mason University) call for videos: Videos.MasonMetro.com
- A fresh pitch on ‘U’ tube: Tufts, in a first, invited applicants to submit one-minute videos. A creative flood followed. (Boston.com on Tufts University)
- YouTube college essays: The best Tufts application videos (Christian Science Monitor)
What do you think? Good idea? Bad idea? Do you see this as a trend that more schools will adopt? Is this something you would be willing to submit with your admission application? Please post your comments below. We'd love to know what you think.