Creightonite

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Looked them and just feels like it is all BS. I do not really think they care what you are, just want to make sure you write something legible to read.
 

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everything matters, don't give adcoms a reason not to accept you


Good Luck

P.S. I applied twice before getting accepted, I believe that along with making myself a more competative applicant, being more careful with secondaries and my PS as well as applying earlier helped me get in the 2nd time around.
 

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Creightonite said:
Looked them and just feels like it is all BS. I do not really think they care what you are, just want to make sure you write something legible to read.
They matter. Most definitely. You should take seriously all aspects of the application process.
 

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I have to admit I know what you mean. I was just working on one and writing out these well thought out, deep responses, and then realized they had a character limit of 200 per response. I wouldn't go so far as to say that they're not important, but I would say that they don't require as much substance as you might think ;)