College Application Grid and Questions

July 25th – Please note there are MANY components to this assignment. Be sure to address each one carefully and specifically.  You must write in an authentic voice.  Avoid writing anything because you think it will “make you look good” or is something “the college wants to hear.”

1.   Answer two of the following six questions in twenty-five words or less:

  • My favorite thing about last Tuesday?
  • Imagine you have to wear a costume for a year of your life. What would you pick and why?— Brandeis University in Massachusetts.
  • What is your favorite ride at the amusement park? How does this reflect your approach to life?— Emory University in Atlanta.
  • The best movie of all time— Columbia Universityin New York City.
  • What does Play-Doh have to do with Plato?
  • What would you do with a free afternoon tomorrow?

2.  In 250 words or less:

Tell us about something that really sparks your intellectual interest and curiosity and compels you to explore more.  It could be an idea, book, project, cultural activity, work of art, start-up, music, movie, research, innovation, question or other pursuit.

3.  In 250 words or less:

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?  How would you work to address this “trouble.”

4.  Please make a table with the following information for all of the colleges to which you are planning to apply:

College name, deadline, long essay question,  short answer questions you are responsible for completing.

College Application Deadline Long Essay Prompt The short answer questions