Colleges accept video essays to connect with students

Video essays are a growing trend in college applications.

As video cameras and editing equipment become more user friendly, many younger consumers are now using the technology in their college applications.

Several colleges, including Tufts University, George Mason University, and St. Mary’s College of Maryland, are accepting video essays in place of the traditional written personal statement.

Andrew Flagel, dean of admissions at George Mason, said the video essays let the admissions team get a better sense of the applicant.…Read More