On last week’s episode of Getting In: A College Conversation, host Beth Heaton and her guests addressed a story from Harvard University that has been all over the news lately and its broader implications for the college admissions process, helped families prepare financially for studying abroad, and took a behind the scenes look at the Tufts University admissions office.
Today, we continue with the third post in our College Essay Prompts series.
The supplemental essay as a whole usually gives application readers more insight into the student’s character and interests than the Common App does on its own. When I was an admissions officer at Tufts, this final essay was always my favorite; it provided the biggest and clearest window into the applicant’s personality. With the following six, very different, options to choose from, Tufts applicants got to write an essay they wanted to write, about something that actually mattered to them.