Portrait of Grace Chapin James

Grace Chapin James

Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions

New York (Brooklyn)

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