Students applying to Michigan State University now have the option to send a personal statement to the university’s admissions office without ever typing a single word.
According to Michigan State’s student newspaper, The State News, the university now lets prospective students finish their applications by creating personal videos instead of written statements. Applicants can upload their videos to public Web sites like YouTube and then send the clips to CollegeSupplement, a site that forwards videos to university admissions offices. They say that the video application will level the playing field for international students and students who can’t afford to visit the campus in person. —David DeBolt, The Wired Campus.