As a college applicant, emailing professors can help you stand out to admissions officers. When a student corresponds with a professor, they not only demonstrate interest—they demonstrate “fit”. “Fit” is a word tossed around admissions offices at top universities to convey how well a student embodies that university’s values and culture.
My students have used this admissions guide to successfully email professors from Yale, UChicago, Stanford, Brown, Columbia, Berkeley, Amherst, and more. Using my easy-to-follow advice, you can get a response from a professor at your dream university, too.