In the Yale SOM Admissions FAQ , they talk about how their optional essay can be used, and the phrase that we’ve pulled out into the title is the best advice ever.
“It is perfectly acceptable to leave this section blank.”
You may not believe them though! Today EssaySnark will walk through the scenarios where it makes sense to use the Optional Essay, and times when it may not help you (or — eek! — could potentially even cause problems).
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Want to know if you need to write the optional for the main issues that would call for the optional? Our Comprehensive Profile Review will alert you to such situations and the reasons why the optional would be indicated for you, if at all.
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