Sorry to break this to you—you can’t cram for the “Why Our College? Many of these short answer questions will ask why you want to attend their college. A college doesn’t want to give up a seat in their class without discerning if a student actually wants to be there, or if they are just trying to collect acceptances.Scanning the college website to glean some key words or phrases to include in your answer is not enough.Applicants who selected these programs as their alternate majors will be reviewed for their primary major only.
How might your course of study at Dartmouth prepare you to address it? “Yes, books are dangerous,” young people’s novelist Pete Hautman proclaimed. Labor leader Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist who co-founded the organization now known as United Farm Workers.
“They should be dangerous—they contain ideas.” What book or story captured your imagination through the ideas it revealed to you? She said, “We criticize and separate ourselves from the process.
In addition to the UC Application for Admission and Scholarships, which must be submitted by November 30, the majors listed below require supplemental materials that you must submit directly to the department.
Note: you should submit these materials only if you have selected one of these programs as your primary major at UCLA.
At Fordham, we consider communication skills a critical part of your education, and we want to make sure you're ready to produce college-level work.
While arguing a Dartmouth-related case before the U. Supreme Court in 1818, Daniel Webster, Class of 1801, delivered this memorable line: “It is, Sir…a small college. ” As you seek admission to the Class of 2024, what aspects of the College’s program, community or campus environment attract your interest? In the aftermath of World War II, Dartmouth President John Sloane Dickey, Class of 1929, proclaimed, “The world’s troubles are your troubles…and there is nothing wrong with the world that better human beings cannot fix.” Which of the world’s “troubles” inspires you to act?
See it for what it is—an opportunity to keep talking! They are certainly tired of writing college essays.
If I asked a group of students to raise their hand if they wanted to have a cup of coffee with me and just talk, all the hands in the room would shoot up. But a supplemental essay is another way to talk to the admission committee.
Not all colleges or universities have supplemental questions, but if they do, you should take them seriously.
Supplemental essay questions can seem like the red-headed stepchild of the college application.