This portion of the application helps us get to know you, assess mutual fit and better understand what you could contribute to Georgia Tech. Additionally, you will be asked to respond to the prompt below.
For the 2020 Application, we have decided to ask only one additional prompt.
Included with the Common Application, Coalition Application, and Georgia Tech questions is one long essay and one short answer essay.
The purpose of the essays is to assess your writing ability and, more importantly, to learn more about you as an individual.
You may include any majors or areas of study you're currently considering. If you select a second-choice major other than the Division of General Studies on your application, write a second essay explaining your interest in this major, too. The essay part of the application is important because it gives us more insight into who you are and who you want to be. Take time to think about and brainstorm your message.
Create an outline, write a good first draft, and edit multiple times.These rankings changed slightly from the 2017-18 cycle, when prompt #5 held a slight advantage over prompt #7 for the top spot and the third place finisher was actually #1—the “background, identity, interest, or talent” prompt.Dave has over a decade of professional experience that includes work as a teacher, high school administrator, college professor, and independent education consultant.He is a co-author of the book The Enlightened College Applicant: A New Approach to the Search and Admissions Process (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016).The University of Chicago has long been renowned for our provocative essay questions.You may also explain how this major relates to your future career goals.If you're applying to the Division of General Studies, explain your academic interests and strengths or your future career goals.And don’t be afraid to add your personal style and voice to your writing!You only have a couple of paragraphs to tell us about your experiences and goals.Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more? The bronze medal went to prompt #2, the “challenge, setback, or failure” themed essay, which netted 21.1% of Common App filers.Overall, the three most popular prompts accounted for 68.9% of applicants.