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Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
Public University Application Information Including Essays
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  1. 1. State College Deadlines Testing App Fees Recs. Essays Interviews Alabama University of Scholarship SAT or $40 None None None Depends on Alabama Consideration: ACT program December 1 w/writing Fee Own Waivers Application Regular One Campus Decision: February 1 Honors Link Not Working Tuscaloosa Transfer Fall: June 1 Spring-Dec. 14 Summer: May 16 for first half- session and June 16 for second half-session Auburn Opens August 1 SAT or $50 None None None University ACT Three rounds w/writing Public First Round- Honors College. Students invited to University Early Action: apply. November 1 Auburn, AL Second round- Just list activities Own December 1 Application Third and final round-February 1 Alaska University of Fall: Rolling, SAT or $50 per None None None Alaska July 1 ACT w/o campus (Anchorage) writing Three campuses June 15 Anchorage (Fairbanks) Fairbanks September 9 Southeast (Southeast) Own Application: Spring: Same System November 1 each campus (Anchorage and Fairbanks) January 17 (Southeast) Summer: May 1 (Anchorage and Fairbanks) May 25 (Southeast) Transfers: Same as above Arizona Dr. Rebecca Joseph, rjoseph@calstatela.edu, FB Getmetocollege freeadvice 1
  2. 2. State College Deadlines Testing App Fees Recs. Essays Interviews Arizona State Rolling SAT or $65 out of None None None No University ACT w/o state campuses writing $50 in Merit-based state scholarship Own Minimum consideration: Application scores Only System required Citizens February 1 for those and with GPA permanent Regular lower than residents Decision: 3.0. can apply May 1 Fee waivers available. University of Rolling SAT or $65 out of None Upload No No Arizona ACT w/ state Spring : writing $50 in Personal Statement – For All Own November 1 state Freshman Applicants Application A Personal Statement is our best System Summer: Only means of getting to know you and May 1 Citizens your best means of putting your and academic performance and activities Fall: permanent in the context of your life. There are May 1 residents no ―wrong‖ answers. When you write can apply your statement, tell us about those Transfer: aspects of your life that are not Fee evident from your academic record. Spring: waivers Because personal statements are brief, November 1 available. they usually focus on one aspect of a student‘s life. For example, you could Summer: focus on a character-defining moment, May 1 a cultural awareness, a challenge faced, family background or cultural Fall: heritage, individual talents, academic June 1 commitment, or extracurricular activities. Tell us what you would like us to know about you in considering you for admission and/or scholarships. Please use the space below to provide your personal statement. If you are attaching additional pages, be sure to put your name and date of birth on the top of the page. Please _limit your answer to fewer than 500 words. If you choose not to provide a personal statement, please be advised that we will be lacking important information about you. Honors College: If you complete this essay, you need not complete the personal statement above Most people would agree that all human beings are entitled to certain basic rights and freedoms, although there is not universal agreement about which rights are human rights. Some that might be included are the right to education, freedom from torture, equality under the law, and the right to food. What do you think are basic human rights and, of these, which is most significant to you? Please tell us how you hope your UA Honors education will contribute to your knowledge of and engagement with Dr. Rebecca Joseph, rjoseph@calstatela.edu, FB Getmetocollege freeadvice 2
  3. 3. State College Deadlines Testing App Fees Recs. Essays Interviews this human right. Please limit your response to 500 words. Arkansas University of Rolling SAT or $40 None No essays required. None Specific Arkansas Priority ACT w/o Programs Deadlines for writing Scholarship Application: Flagship housing, http://scholarships.uark.edu/index.php campus is in scholarships, and /nfguide Fayettesville orientation: November 15 Own application Final application date: 08/15 Spring: 1/1 California California State Regular decision SAT / $60 per No for None. No No Universities for freshmen and ACT campus regular transfers: w/writing Short responses for EOP Own application November 30 Fee Yes two for waivers EOP Same Application for four application for systems opens campuses each of 23 CSU October 1 campuses. Can submit Only San Luis applications Obispo has starting: October extra 1 requirements Some potential winter and spring admissions University of Regular decision SAT/ $60 per None Respond to both prompts, using a Does Yes for California for freshmen and Act campus maximum of 1,000 words total. not many transfers: w/writing interv campuses November 30 Four iew You may allocate the word count as Own application This is waivers you wish. If you choose to respond to Application last year possible one prompt at greater length, we Same system opens for suggest your shorter answer be no less application for November 1 required 2 than 250 words. each of the nine SAT campuses. Can submit Subject application Tests for Stay within the word limit as closely starting: all as you can. A little over — 1,012 November 30 freshmen words, for example — is fine. applicants Prompt #1 (freshman applicants) Describe the world you come from — for example, your family, community or school — and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations. Prompt #1 (transfer applicants) What is your intended major? Discuss Dr. Rebecca Joseph, rjoseph@calstatela.edu, FB Getmetocollege freeadvice 3
  4. 4. State College Deadlines Testing App Fees Recs. Essays Interviews how your interest in the subject developed and describe any experience you have had in the field — such as volunteer work, internships and employment, participation in student organizations and activities — and what you have gained from your involvement. Prompt #2 (all applicants) Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are? Colorado University of Early SAT or $50 Optional: Mandatory Essays: Paste into boxes None Program Colorado- Notification ACT w or One to two Specific Boulder (non-binding): without Fee letters of Essay A (required; maximum 500 December 1 Writing waivers recommenda words): The University of Colorado Own application available. tion Boulder's Flagship 2030 strategic plan Regular: promotes exceptional teaching, Two other January 15 Per research, scholarship, creative works, campuses- campus and service distinguishing us as a Denver and Transfer: premier university. We strive to foster Colorado a diverse and inclusive community for Springs— Spring: all that engages each member in Different October 1 opportunities for academic excellence, applications-no leadership, and a deeper essays Fall: understanding of the world in which April 1 we live. Given the statement above, how do you think you could enrich our diverse and inclusive community and what are your hopes for your college experience? Essay B (required; choose topic 1, 2, or 3, maximum 250 words): Who are the influential people in your life? How have they contributed to your development as a person? Briefly discuss how your family, school, neighborhood, and background have impacted your educational goals and aspirations. Discuss any events or special circumstances that have affected your academic record, as well as any adversities you have overcome. Colorado State Priority Fall: SAT or $50 One One mandatory Essay. The common University February 1 ACT mandatory application prompt is accepted. Fee teacher or Fort Collins- Spring: waivers counselor Dr. Rebecca Joseph, rjoseph@calstatela.edu, FB Getmetocollege freeadvice 4
  5. 5. State College Deadlines Testing App Fees Recs. Essays Interviews Flagship November 1 available letter for Suggested topics (address one of the Campus admissions following, or choose your own): and • Describe an opportunity you have scholarships. had to learn from or to teach An someone different from yourself. additional What did you learn from this letter is experience? How will the optional. experience help you to be successful in your college career and beyond? • Describe an experience or event that has allowed you to demonstrate leadership and/or that illustrates your service to others (family, school, community).What was most meaningful to you about your experience? How will this experience benefit you at Colorado State University, and how might your experience enrich our campus community? • Colorado State University is committed to global citizenship and environmental stewardship. Describe an experience or event where you exemplified either or both of these qualities or that allowed you to take a relevant leadership role. What effect(s) did the experience have on you? • Describe an obstacle or challenge facing you, your family, your school or your community. What have you done (or what do you plan to do) to address this challenge? How does Colorado State University fit into your plan?  Identify a book, song, or movie that changed your life; what was the nature of the impact it has had on you and how does it inform who you are today? How might it shape who you will be at Colorado State University? The personal statement is an important part of admission and scholarship decisions. A well-written, thoughtful statement helps us gain insight into how you can benefit from, and contribute to, our community. The recommended length of the personal statement is 400-500 words (several paragraphs); it should be no fewer than 250 words.  Preferred topics are listed in the printed application instructions and within the online application.  Although the topics are slightly different, the Common Application essay satisfies the CSU Dr. Rebecca Joseph, rjoseph@calstatela.edu, FB Getmetocollege freeadvice 5
  6. 6. State College Deadlines Testing App Fees Recs. Essays Interviews personal statement requirement Connecticut University of Early Action: SAT or $70 No No supplemental essays Infor No Connecticut November 1 ACT Academic mativ w/Writing Evaluations Common Application essays e Fall Regular required interv Decision: One Long iews Common February 1 250 words –actual limit as you upload are it. Application option  Evaluate a significant Spring Regular experience, achievement, al and Www.commona Decision: risk you have taken, or availa pp.org October 1 ethical dilemma you have ble on faced and its impact on camp Transfer Fall you. us Regular  Discuss some issue of personal, local, national, or Decision: April 1 international concern and its importance to you. Spring Regular  Indicate a person who has Decision: had a significant influence October 1 on you, and describe that influence.  Describe a character in fiction, a historical figure, or a creative work (as in art, music, science, etc.) that has had an influence on you, and explain that influence.  A range of academic interests, personal perspectives, and life experiences adds much to the educational mix. Given your personal background, describe an experience that illustrates what you would bring to the diversity in a college community, or an encounter that demonstrated the importance of diversity to you.  Topic of your choice. One Short 150 words-1000 character maximum. Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences in the space below or on an attached sheet (150 words or fewer). 1000 character max. 12 Activities/5 Academic Honors Fill in grids Delaware Dr. Rebecca Joseph, rjoseph@calstatela.edu, FB Getmetocollege freeadvice 6
  7. 7. State College Deadlines Testing App Fees Recs. Essays Interviews University of Fall First-Year SAT or $75 1 Academic No supplemental essays Infor No Delaware Regular ACT Teacher mativ Decision: w/writing Evaluation e Newark, DE December 1 interv iews Common option Application Spring First- al and Year Regular availa www.commona Decision: ble pp.org November 1 both on Transfer and off Fall: May 1 camp us Spring: November 1 Florida University of Final deadline: SAT or $30 None Your essay is a very important part of None For specific Florida November 1 ACT your application. What you provide programs w/Writing Fee helps the university know you as an Flagship Transfers: waivers individual, independent of grades, test campus is in See program available scores and other objective data. Gainesville. specific deadlines Please submit one essay. Remember Own application http://www.admi to keep within the 500-word ssions.ufl.edu/ug maximum length. 3885 character rad/trappdates.ht limit, which is approx. 450 words with ml room for spacing between paragraphs 60 units must be completed Essay Topic In the space provided, please write a concise narrative in which you describe a meaningful event, experience or accomplishment in your life and how it will affect your college experience or your contribution to the UF campus community. You may want to reflect on your ideas about student responsibility, academic integrity, campus citizenship or a call to service. Detailed Resume Resume section allows for limited 950 character descriptions of key activities, community service, family responsibilities, work, and more. Georgia University of Spring: SAT or $60 1 Academic Four short 200 word essays. Paste in. Georgia September 1 ACT w/ Teacher writing Evaluation/C Essay A: Choose an intellectual Own Early Action: ounselor or creative opportunity from Application October 15 Form your high school years that you have enjoyed and highlight how Certain you have grown personally Scholarship because of the experience. application deadlines: November 15 Essay B: "Each friend Dr. Rebecca Joseph, rjoseph@calstatela.edu, FB Getmetocollege freeadvice 7
  8. 8. State College Deadlines Testing App Fees Recs. Essays Interviews represents a world in us, a world Priority Deadline possibly not born until they for Regular arrive, and it is only by this Decision merit meeting that a new world is scholarship and born." Anais Nin Honors Program scholarships: December 15 From freshman year to now, we know that you have interacted Regular with a number of people in your Decision: high school who are different January 15 from you and have affected who you are now. Tell us about one such relationship, with a focus on the details of your interaction, not the person. Essay C: Tell us an interesting or amusing story about yourself that you have not already shared in your application. Essay D: "Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent." Victor Hugo If someone were to look at your music collection right now, they would probably know a great deal about who you are. Individuals are drawn to music, and each song conveys something about that person. Select a musical piece to be your theme song. Also Explain your choice of major. 300 characters No resume. Activities. Sports. Honors. Summers. Please elaborate on your contribution (offices held, honors received). (maximum of 300 characters) for each activity. Hawaii University of Different SAT or Must Pay None None None None Hawaii deadlines for ACT per each college. Campus One application ACT for all UH-Hilo w/Writing Applicaion campuses- Fall-March 1- only for fee, is including the 3 July 1 UH required University of Spring- Ma¯noa by each Hawaii December 1 campus to campuses and which you all community UH- Ma¯noa apply, colleges. Fall each time Priority-January you apply. 5 A money Final-May 1 order or Spring- check September 1 payable to Dr. Rebecca Joseph, rjoseph@calstatela.edu, FB Getmetocollege freeadvice 8
  9. 9. State College Deadlines Testing App Fees Recs. Essays Interviews Final-Oct. 1 "Universit y of UH-West O‘ahu Hawai‗i" Fall-Priority- must March 1 accompan Final-August 1 y the Spring-October System 1, Final-Dec. 1 Applicatio n Form. Communi ty College applicants : $25 for nonreside nt applicants (except for members of the U.S. Armed Forces or the dependent s of such members, stationed in Hawai‗i, on active military duty). • UH Hilo applicants : $50 for all applicants . • UH Ma¯noa applicants : $70 for all applicants . • UH West O‗ahu applicants : $50 for all applicants . Idaho University of Rolling SAT or $50 None None required None Program IdahoW ACT w/o Specific Writing Fee Flagship waivers Campus: possible. Moscow, ID Illinois University of Rolling SAT or $50 None and Two essays None Yes for Illinois-Urbana- Priority Filing: ACT will not be Paste no limits specific Champaign September 1- w/writing Fee read if programs November 1 waivers submitted Essay 1: In an essay of 300 words or Flagship possible Dr. Rebecca Joseph, rjoseph@calstatela.edu, FB Getmetocollege freeadvice 9
  10. 10. State College Deadlines Testing App Fees Recs. Essays Interviews Campus is Regular less, please discuss your academic Urbana- Deadline- interests and/or professional goals. Champaign January 2 Essay 2: In an essay of 300 words or Satellite campus Transfers less, choose one extracurricular in Chicago Spring : activity, work experience, or September 1 – community service project from the October 15 list you provided on the application and explain why you initially chose it, Fall: September why you continued with it, and how 1– March 1, you benefited from it. Indiana Indiana Priority date SAT or $55 1 Optional Optional Essay No Yes for all University- deadline for ACT w/o Academic Optional Resume artistic BFA Bloomington Automatic Writing Teacher programs Academic Evaluation Scholarship Own application consideration: November 1 Regular Decision: April 1 Some case by case decision post this date Transfer: Fall semester: April 1 Spring semester: November 1 Summer session I: April 1 Summer session II: April 1 Purdue Freshman SAT or $50 None Paste in box. No limits None For some University Deadlines ACT programs w/Writing Essay--Statement of 250-1,000 words. Indiana Public This essay and all information Priority University provided as part of the admission deadline: application process will be used for Six campus freshman scholarship consideration. public system in November 15 Indiana Choose only ONE of the following Environmental topics: Own application Health Sciences, Medical 1. What are the qualities of a Technology, good leader? Use examples Occupational from your personal Health Sciences, experiences to illustrate Preprofessional your particular leadership Health Sciences, style. and Radiological 2. Describe how your Purdue Health Sciences education would support the attainment of your Firm deadline: personal and/or professional goals. 3. If you had a second chance November 15 -- the opportunity to do something over and do it differently -- what would Dr. Rebecca Joseph, rjoseph@calstatela.edu, FB Getmetocollege freeadvice 10
  11. 11. State College Deadlines Testing App Fees Recs. Essays Interviews Nursing, you choose to do over and Pharmaceutical what changes would you Sciences, make? Prepharmacy, and Veterinary Technology Firm deadline: November 1 Purdue scholarship consideration March 1 priority* deadline: All academic programs other than those noted in November 15 deadlines (applying August-October is strongly recommended) Transfer Applicants (Including Purdue Regional Campus Transfers) Transfer Deadlines Summer enrollment: April 1 Fall enrollment: July 1 Spring enrollment: November 1 Transfer deadlines are firm* for all Engineering majors and priority* for all other programs. Iowa University of Rolling: SAT or $40 None None None Program Iowa Fall or Summer ACT specific Semester: April 1 (recomme Own nded Application 5 week w/Writing turnaround ) One Campus Spring Semester: November 15 Dr. Rebecca Joseph, rjoseph@calstatela.edu, FB Getmetocollege freeadvice 11
  12. 12. State College Deadlines Testing App Fees Recs. Essays Interviews Transfer: Specific deadlines depend on department or program: http://www.uiow a.edu/admissions /undergrad/apply /xfer-aps.html Kansas The University Spring: ACT or $30 None No essays required. None Program of KansasW December 1 SAT Specific Fee Scholarship essay Flagship Fall: waivers Campus- Early scholarship granted. Lawrence notification: November 1 Another smaller campus in Scholarship s: Kansas City. December 1 Own application Regular: This is April 1 Lawrence application. Transfers: Spring: December 1 Fall: Scholarships: March 1 Regular admissions: May 1 Kentucky University of Fall: ACT w/o Essay #1 150 words or less. Paste in. Kentucky February 15 Writing How can you contribute to diversity? or SAT One campus- Spring: Essay #2 150 words or less. Paste in. Lexington October 15 What obstacles or challenges have you faced or overcome in your life. Own application Summer 1: February 15 Summer II: February 15 Transfer: Fall: August 1 Spring: December 1 Summer I (May): April 15 Summer II (June/July): May 15 University of SAT or $40 None No essays required None Program Louisville ACT w/o Specfic- Writing Music Louisville, KY Own Application Dr. Rebecca Joseph, rjoseph@calstatela.edu, FB Getmetocollege freeadvice 12
  13. 13. State College Deadlines Testing App Fees Recs. Essays Interviews Western Freshmen: SAT or In state None None None Program Kentucky ACT w/o $25 Specific UniversityW Writing Out of Fall: August 1 state Public $45 University: Spring: January 1 Bowling Green, KY Summer: May 1 Own Application Transfers: Fall: August 1 Spring: January 1 Summer: May 1 Louisiana Louisiana State Priority Fall and SAT or $40 None None None Program University Honor College: ACT Specific November 15 Activities section LSU which is ACT located in Baton Fall/Summer w/writing Rouge is the April 15 required flagship of 8 Spring for campus system December 1 Honors considerat Each has own Transfer ion application Fall April 15 Spring December 1 Summer April 15 Maine University of Rolling: SAT $40 No No supplemental essays While No Southern February 15 w/Writing Academic not Maine or ACT Evaluations Common Application Essays requir w/Writing required ed, Part of ; tests Essays-Required for all colleges infor University of sometime One Long mativ Maine System s optional, 250 words –actual limit as you upload e check site it. interv Common  Evaluate a significant iews Application experience, achievement, are risk you have taken, or availa www.commona ethical dilemma you have ble on pp.org faced and its impact on camp you. us  Discuss some issue of personal, local, national, or international concern and its importance to you.  Indicate a person who has had a significant influence on you, and describe that influence.  Describe a character in Dr. Rebecca Joseph, rjoseph@calstatela.edu, FB Getmetocollege freeadvice 13
  14. 14. State College Deadlines Testing App Fees Recs. Essays Interviews fiction, a historical figure, or a creative work (as in art, music, science, etc.) that has had an influence on you, and explain that influence.  A range of academic interests, personal perspectives, and life experiences adds much to the educational mix. Given your personal background, describe an experience that illustrates what you would bring to the diversity in a college community, or an encounter that demonstrated the importance of diversity to you.  Topic of your choice. One Short 150 words-1000 character maximum. Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences in the space below or on an attached sheet (150 words or fewer). 1000 character max. 12 Activities/5 Academic Honors Fill in grids University of Early Action: Standardi $40 1 Academic No supplemental essays Infor No Maine at November 15 zed tests Teacher mativ FarmingtonU always Evaluation Common Application essays e Rolling: July 15 optional interv Common One Long iews Application 250 words –actual limit as you upload availa it. ble on www.commona  Evaluate a significant camp pp.org experience, achievement, us, risk you have taken, or but ethical dilemma you have not faced and its impact on requir you. ed  Discuss some issue of personal, local, national, or international concern and its importance to you.  Indicate a person who has had a significant influence on you, and describe that influence.  Describe a character in fiction, a historical figure, or a creative work (as in art, music, science, etc.) that has had an influence on you, and explain that influence.  A range of academic interests, personal perspectives, and life experiences adds much to the educational mix. Given your personal background, describe an experience that illustrates what you would bring to the diversity in a college community, or an encounter that Dr. Rebecca Joseph, rjoseph@calstatela.edu, FB Getmetocollege freeadvice 14
  15. 15. State College Deadlines Testing App Fees Recs. Essays Interviews demonstrated the importance of diversity to you.  Topic of your choice. One Short 150 words-1000 character maximum. Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences in the space below or on an attached sheet (150 words or fewer). 1000 character max. 12 Activities/5 Academic Honors Fill in grids University of Rolling: July 15 SAT None 1 Academic No supplemental essays Not No Maine at w/Writing Teacher availa MachiasU or ACT Evaluation ble to w/Writing prosp Common Common Application essays ective Application stude One Long nts www.commona 250 words –actual limit as you upload pp.org it.  Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.  Discuss some issue of personal, local, national, or international concern and its importance to you.  Indicate a person who has had a significant influence on you, and describe that influence.  Describe a character in fiction, a historical figure, or a creative work (as in art, music, science, etc.) that has had an influence on you, and explain that influence.  A range of academic interests, personal perspectives, and life experiences adds much to the educational mix. Given your personal background, describe an experience that illustrates what you would bring to the diversity in a college community, or an encounter that demonstrated the importance of diversity to you.  Topic of your choice. One Short 150 words-1000 character maximum. Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences in the space below or on an attached sheet (150 words or fewer). 1000 character max. Dr. Rebecca Joseph, rjoseph@calstatela.edu, FB Getmetocollege freeadvice 15
  16. 16. State College Deadlines Testing App Fees Recs. Essays Interviews 12 Activities/5 Academic Honors Fill in grids Maryland UMBC – Early Action: SAT $50 1 Academic No supplemental essays unless you Optio Program University of 11/1/2010 w/Writing Teacher are applying to Honors College. nal Specific MD, Baltimore Regular or ACT Evaluation infor County Decision: w/Writing What things do you value, and what mativ 2/1/2011 experiences (intellectual, social e familial, athletic, political) have led interv you to value these things? Don't iews Common simply list the things you have done -- availa Application explain how they have contributed to ble on making you the person you are. 1000 camp characters us www.commona Many of the problems of the 21st pp.org century will require interdisciplinary solutions. That is, to solve these problems it will be necessary to integrate knowledge and ways of thinking from different fields, such as from biology and public policy, or automotive engineering and ergonomics, literature and neuroscience. The Honors College tries to foster such interdisciplinary thinking. Discuss a problem you have studied or know about that needs an interdisciplinary solution. 1000 characters Common Application Essays One Long 250 words –actual limit as you upload it.  Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.  Discuss some issue of personal, local, national, or international concern and its importance to you.  Indicate a person who has had a significant influence on you, and describe that influence.  Describe a character in fiction, a historical figure, or a creative work (as in art, music, science, etc.) that has had an influence on you, and explain that influence.  A range of academic interests, personal Dr. Rebecca Joseph, rjoseph@calstatela.edu, FB Getmetocollege freeadvice 16
  17. 17. State College Deadlines Testing App Fees Recs. Essays Interviews perspectives, and life experiences adds much to the educational mix. Given your personal background, describe an experience that illustrates what you would bring to the diversity in a college community, or an encounter that demonstrated the importance of diversity to you.  Topic of your choice. One Short 150 words-1000 character maximum. Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences in the space below or on an attached sheet (150 words or fewer). 1000 character max. 12 Activities/5 Academic Honors Fill in grids University of Fall Admission SAT or $55 Yes, two The college admission process is an Does No Maryland- ACT teacher effort to uncover the aspects of your not College Park w/Writing recommenda personality and experience that fit interv Priority tions…and well with the University of Maryland iew Consideration Flagship one community. When considering your Deadlines: Campus- counselor approach to the following essay College Park online questions, think deeply about your November 1: answers, making them creative and Own application Accepts a succinct. We hope that you will use full resume this opportunity as a time for self- Notified late reflection and intellectual meditation. Other State January. campuses have Please choose TWO of the following their own essay questions to answer. Each essay applications, Regular should be no more than 300 words. such as Towson Application Date Include the questions you choose at State and St. January 20 the start of each essay. Mary‘s College which are on 1. All first-year students at Universal Rolling, notified the University of Maryland read Application. by April 1. one book together as part of our UMBC is on the First Year Book program. This Common Transfers: year's book, Half the Sky: Turning Application. June 1: Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn Applicants who chronicles the courageous stories of complete their women who, through education and applications after microfinance strategies, were able March 1, but to break free from oppressive prior to or on situations. The authors show us June 1st how "social entrepreneurs," both in secondary the United States and around the deadline will world, create constructive social receive their change through their innovative decisions in mid- approaches to empower the women June. of the world. Choose one of the Completed following options to write your applications essay:
 received after a. Do you think there are June 1st will be groups of people whose reviewed on a potential contributions space-available have not yet been fully realized or appreciated? Dr. Rebecca Joseph, rjoseph@calstatela.edu, FB Getmetocollege freeadvice 17
  18. 18. State College Deadlines Testing App Fees Recs. Essays Interviews basis. What is something you have done, or would like to do in the future, to support one of these causes or groups? 

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 b. Select your own book for the First Year Book program and tell us why you would want to share it with your classmates in the incoming class. Why does this book have personal meaning to you?
 2. "Seek the fashion which truly fits and befits you. You will always be in fashion if you are true to yourself, and only if you are true to yourself. You might, of course, rightly wear that style which is emblazoned on the fashion magazines of the day, or you might not." - Maya Angelou.
There are no boundaries to personal style, whether it is expressed through the clothes you wear, the music you listen to, or the books you read. What does your style say about you?
 3. "The whole is more than the sum of its parts." - Aristotle 
The intellectual, social and cultural differences embraced by the University of Maryland are integral to the fabric of our community. The strength of the University is realized through the contributions of every member of our campus. We understand each individual is a result of his/her personal background and experiences. Describe the parts that add up to the sum of you. 
 4. According to Henry David Thoreau, "One is not born into the world to do everything, but to do something." What is your something?
 5. Write your own question and respond to it. Please be sure to tell us why you think this essay represents you well. (Your question will not be included in the essay word count.) In addition to answering TWO of the questions above, please include any additional information you would like to provide if extenuating Dr. Rebecca Joseph, rjoseph@calstatela.edu, FB Getmetocollege freeadvice 18

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