What types of courses would be taught at this site?
What cultural experiences await students who study there? I liked some of the ones from previous years more than those made newly available for my year.
The eight questions probe students’ favorite academic subjects, their leadership history, creativity and “educational barriers.” Faced with an avalanche of applications, UC admissions officials say they hope the new approach will help them more easily identify talents and potentials not always evident in GPAs and standardized test scores.
After receiving a record-high 206,000 freshman and transfer applications this year, UC felt the prior two-question system “wasn’t providing the kind of insights we want,” said Stephen Handel, UC’s associate vice president for undergraduate admissions.
We receive several hundred responses, many of which are eloquent, intriguing, or downright wacky.
As you can see from the attributions, the questions below were inspired by submissions from UChicago students and alumni.
They can be approached with utter seriousness, complete fancy, or something in between.
Each year we email newly admitted and current College students and ask them for essay topics.
Changes are coming soon to the University of California’s application for incoming freshmen and transfer students, offering hundreds of thousands of them more freedom of choice in essays describing their interests, academic achievements and personal challenges.
In a new format starting this fall, applicants who would be entering in the 2017-18 school year will be asked to pick four of eight “personal insight questions” and answer with shorter responses than those that were required for the two essays they are replacing.