It wasn't long ago that college admissions "experts" looked down their noses at college applicants who submitted videos touting their creativity, originality, and uniqueness as part of their formal applications. Now, all that has changed, due, mainly, to Tufts University.
Tufts has encouraged their applicants to submit, as part of an optional essay question, a short (about one minute in length) video, posted on YouTube, to augment their written applications. This move has been reported in the national media and is the topic of spirited discussion on the Web and in the media. Here are some samples: