Portrait of Grace Chapin James

Grace Chapin James

Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions

New York (Brooklyn) and Missouri (St. Louis County: Ladue Horton Watkins High School, Mary Institute Country Day School, and University City High School); India

You don’t have to fit every detail of birth through age 18 in your essays! A resume is not an essay—we can learn a lot about you when you focus in on a goal, interest, or experience and explore it fully, rather than feeling like you have to pack all of your accomplishments or achievements in to 500 words.

Grace’s advice for applicants