Long drive to Dartmouth. The biggest problem was Boston traffic. Once we got around Boston everything went smoothly. Got to Dartmouth in time for the orientation, again very informative. More good hints and suggestions about the admissions process, such as: have a friend write a letter about you. Again, when you write the essay about yourself, keep the focus on you. Recommendation letters from teachers should contain specifics as to why you would be a good fit for Darmouth. Colleges are looking for people who can contribute to the student body. When you write your essay, think about what you bring to the college?