How to Write College Supplemental Essays on Why Your Major

Why My College Major Essay

When applying to college not only do high school students need to identify the college major to which they are applying, many schools will also require an essay explaining Why My Major. 

As my guest, Betsy Cadel of College Essay Helpers explains, in her opinion, supplemental essays can be even more important than the main personal statement essay.

Listen to our conversation and learn:

  • The different versions of this essay universities use
  • Tips for seniors on what makes for a great Why My Major essay
  • When to start writing these essays
  • Actionable steps 9th, 10th, and 11th graders can take now to make this type of essay a breeze when applying



Meet Betsy

Betsy Cadel is a college essay specialist with over 30 years of experience as a writer and marketing expert. 

Her company, College Essay Helpers, works with high school juniors to write compelling essays that will impress admissions officers to increase their chances of getting into their dream school while reducing stress, family tension and feeling overwhelmed. 

As a former advertising copywriter, she’s sold everything from trucks to tampons and brings that marketing savvy to her role as an essay coach not just to help students tell their most authentic, deepest story, but to position them so that they stand out from thousands of other applicants. 

Betsy’s also an empty nester and mom to a college senior. She lives in New York City with her husband and Aussie terrier, Pixel. 

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Visit to learn more about how she’s helped so many families successfully navigate the college essay process. 

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