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Stanford "Additional Information" section [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2012, 02:47
This might be a dumb question, but anyway...

This is what it says on the app:
Only complete this section if there is any other information that is critical for us to know but is not captured elsewhere (e.g., extenuating circumstances affecting academic or work performance). Do not include essays.

This section is limited to 250 kbs.

This is what it says on the website under the section "Essays":
Additional Information
If there is any other information that is critical for us to know and is not captured elsewhere, please include it. Examples of pertinent additional information include:

Extenuating circumstances affecting academic or work performance
Explanation of why you do not have a Letter of Reference from your current direct supervisor or peer
Explanation of criminal conviction, criminal charges sustained against you in a juvenile proceeding, and/or court-supervised probation
Explanation of academic suspension or expulsion
Any other information that you did not have sufficient space to complete in another section of the application (please begin the information in the appropriate section)
Additional work experience that cannot fit into the space provided
Additional information about your academic experience (e.g., independent research) not noted elsewhere


What exactly does "do not include essays" mean in this case? How should we explain low GPA's etc if we dont prepare an essay -- or at least a paragraph?

Thanks.
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Re: Stanford "Additional Information" section [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2012, 10:16
You're overthinking it. They have just made a distinction between information and essays. Basically don't plop an essay in there from another school explaining your grandmother's cooking. I'm going with: short, sweet, factual.
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Re: Stanford "Additional Information" section [#permalink] New post 26 Aug 2012, 21:51
got it thanks! just want to be 100% sure with my apps.
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