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Student story: Admissions essay about a past mistake

This video showcases a student's college admissions essay about overcoming hardships, personal growth, and resilience. They discuss being expelled from high school, adapting to a new environment, and parental struggles.

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- What I wrote about in my essay was a hardship, I had made a mistake in high school and because of that mistake, I had to, I was kicked out of that high school and I had to attend a different high school in a whole new environment, a whole set of new faces. I had to stay out of trouble and keep up my grades. I did that, but in that time period I was having trouble with my parents as well. So in my college application I just highlighted the obstacles and the difficulties. And then I explained how I overcame them and how that made me a better person and who I am today. That was essentially my essay in more or less terms.