*For International Students Only
If you currently reside in the U.S., move along! Nothing to see or do here, you lucky ducks. If you’re an international student, though, buckle up. Brandeis has some work for you.
The Requirements: 1 essay of 250 words
Brandeis attracts students from many corners of the world. As an international student at Brandeis, how would you enrich the campus community? (250 words or fewer)
Describe three experiences and/or activities that have helped develop your passion for a possible career in a STEM field. Use the separate spaces provided below, one for each STEM experience and/or activity.
STEM experience/activity 1 and explanation (Your response
should range between 10-120 words.):
STEM experience/activity 2 and explanation (Your response should range between 10-120 words.):
STEM experience/activity 3 and explanation (Your response should range between 10-120 words.):
Much like the life of a professional scientist or engineer, the life of a “Teacher” relies heavily on collaboration. Knowing this, what do you hope to explore, innovate, or create with your Caltech peers? (Your response should range between 250-400 words.)
Caltech students are often known for their sense of humor and creative pranks. What do you like to do for fun? (Your response should range between 250-400 words.)
The process of discovery best advances when people from various backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives come together. How do you see yourself contributing to the diversity of Caltech’s community? (Your response should range between 250-400 words.)
If you are applying to the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences as a first-year applicant, please discuss why you consider Duke a good match for you. Is there something particular about Duke that attracts you? (Please limit your response to no more than 150 words.)
If you are applying to the Pratt School of Engineering as a first-year applicant, please discuss why you want to study engineering and why you would like to study at Duke. (Please limit your response to no more than 150 words.)
Duke University seeks a talented, engaged student body that embodies the wide range of human experience; we believe that the diversity of our students makes our community stronger. If you’d like to share a perspective you bring or experiences you’ve had to help us understand you better-perhaps related to a community you belong to, your sexual orientation or gender identity, or your family or cultural background we encourage you to do so. Real people are reading your application, and we want to do our best to understand and appreciate the real people applying to Duke. (250-word limit)
(Optional) If you would like the opportunity, we invite you to share more about your sexual orientation either below or in the Duke optional essay. (250 words)
As you may know, we have our own application, with 5 short-answer essay questions
2, Although you may not yet know what you want to major in, which department or program at MIT appeals to you and why?
(100 words or fewer)
The Requirements: One long essay of 400-600 words, one short essay of 250 words.
Most Pomona students enter the College undecided about a major, or they change their minds about their prospective major by the time they graduate. Certainly, we aren’t going to hold you to any of the choices you’ve made above. But, in no more than 250 words, please tell us why you’ve chosen the academic programs (or Undecided!) that you have listed. (250 words)
Please respond to one of the three following prompts. We’d recommend an essay between 400 and 600 words, but yours may be longer or shorter.
Prompt 1: For Pomona students, the College’s location in Southern California is integral in shaping their experience. Tell us about a location, real or fictional, that has shaped you in a meaningful way.
Prompt 2: “Let only the eager, thoughtful and reverent enter here,” is inscribed on one side of Pomona’s College Gates. Dating from 1914, the gates remain a potent symbol today as we welcome every new class of students to enter them together. If you were to inscribe a fourth quality into the gates to describe students who enter Pomona today, which adjective would you choose? What quality would you want your Pomona peers to share, and why?
Prompt 3: Oscar Wilde said that there are two tragedies in life: not getting what one wants and getting it. Tell us about the experience of not getting what you wanted or getting it and why it was a tragedy.
College Planning Corp/ CPC Prep.