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Rank 1 Princeton University (NJ) (Common Application) - 2018. 5

Rank 2 Harvard University (MA) (Common Application) - 2018. 9

Rank 3 University of Chicago (IL) (Common Application) - 2018. 12

Rank 3 Yale University (CT) (Common Application) - 2018. 16

Rank 5 Columbia University (NY) (Common Application) - 2018. 18

Rank 5 Stanford University (CA) (Common Application) – 2018. 20

Rank 7 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA) - 2018. 22

Rank 8 Duke University (NC) (Common Application) - 2018. 25

Rank 8 University of Pennsylvania (PA) (Common Application) - 2018. 27

Rank 10 Johns Hopkins University(MD) (Common Application) - 2018. 32

Rank 11 Dartmouth College (NH) (Common Application) - 2018. 35

Rank 12 California Institute of Technology (CA) (Common Application) - 2018. 37

Rank 12 Northwestern University(IL)(Common Application) - 2018. 39

Rank 14 Brown University (RI) (Common Application) - 2018. 40

Rank 15 Cornell University (NY) (Common Application) - 2018. 43

Rank 15 Vanderbilt University (TN)(Common Application) - 2018. 47

Rank 15 Rice University (TX)(Common Application) - 2018. 48

Rank 15 University of Notre Dame (IN)(Common Application) - 2018. 51

Rank 19 Washington University in Saint Louis (MO) (Common Application) - 2018. 52

Rank 20 University of California-Berkeley(CA) - 2018. 53

Rank 20 Emory University (GA)(Common Application) - 2018. 58

Rank 20 Georgetown University (DC) - 2018. 59

Rank 23 University of Southern California (CA) (Common Application) -2018. 61

Rank 24 Carnegie Mellon University (PA) (Common Application) - 2018. 64

Rank 24 University of California-Los Angeles(CA) -2018. 66

Rank 24 University of Virginia (VA) (Common Application) - 2018. 71

Rank 27 Tufts University (MA) (Common Application) -2018. 73

Rank 27 Wake Forest University (NC) (Common Application) -2018. 74

Rank27 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (MI) (Common Application)-2018. 77

Rank30 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill(NC) (Common Application)-2018  79

Rank 31 Boston College (MA) (Common Application)- 2018. 81

Rank 32 College of William and Mary (VA) (Common Application)- 2018. 82

Rank 32 University of Rochester (NY) (Common Application) -2018. 83

Rank 34 Brandeis University (MA) (Common Application)- 2018. 86

Rank 34 Georgia Institute of Technology (GA) (Common Application)-2018. 87

Rank 36 New York University (NY) (Common Application)- 2018. 89

Rank 37 Case Western Reserve University (OH) (Common Application) -2018. 90

Rank 37 University of California - Santa Barbara (CA)-2018. 91

Rank 39 University of California - Irvine (CA) -2018. 95

Rank 39 Boston University (MA) (Common Application) -2018. 99

Rank 39 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY) (Common Application)-2018. 102

Rank 39 Tulane University (LA)-2018. 103

Rank 39 Northeastern University (MA) (Common Application)-2018. 104

Rank 44 University of California - San Diego (CA)-2018. 106

Rank 44 University of California - Davis (CA)-2018. 110

Rank 44 University of Miami (FL) (Common Application) -2018. 114

Rank 44 University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign (IL) -2018. 115

Rank 44 University of Wisconsin - Madison (WI) -2018. 118

Rank 44 Lehigh University (PA) (Common Application) -2018. 120

Rank 50 Pennsylvania State University - University Park(PA) -2018. 121

Rank 50 University of Florida (FL) -2018. 123

Rank 50 Villanova University (VA)(Common Application)-2018. 124

Rank 50 Pepperdine University (CA)(Common Application)-2018. 125

Rank 54 University of Washington (WA) -2018. 126

Rank 54 Ohio State University (OH) (Common Application) -2018. 129

Rank 56 Southern Methodist University (TX) (Common Application) - 2018. 130

Rank 56 University of Georgia (GA) - 2018. 132

Rank 56 University of Texas - Austin (TX) -2018. 134

Rank 56 George Washington University (DC) (Common Application) - 2018. 139

Rank 60 University of Connecticut (CT)(Common Application)-2018. 140

Rank 60 Fordham University (NY) (Common Application) - 2018. 142

Rank 60 University of Maryland - College Park (MD)-2018. 143

Rank 60 Purdue University (IN) (Common Application) - 2018. 145

Rank 60 Syracuse University (NY) (Common Application) - 2018. 148

Rank 60 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA) (Common Application) -2018. 150

Rank 66 Yeshiva University (NY) -2018. 152

Rank 66 Clemson University (SC) - 2018. 152

Rank 68 Brigham Young University - Provo (UT) - 2017. 153

Rank 68 University of Pittsburgh (PA) - 2018. 155

Rank 70 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick (NJ) - 2018. 156

Rank 71 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (MN) - 2018. 157

Rank 71 Stevens Institute of Technology (NJ) (Common Application) - 2018. 158

Rank 71 Baylor University (TX) - 2018. 159

Rank 74 Texas A&M University - College Station (TX) - 2018. 160

Rank 74 Virginia Tech (VA) - 2018. 162

Rank 74 American University (DC) (Common Application) - 2018. 164

Rank 74 University of Massachusetts - Amherst (MA) (Common Application) - 2018. 165

Rank 74 Clark University (MA) (Common Application) - 2018. 167

Rank 79 Miami University - Oxford (OH) (Common Application) - 2018. 167

Rank 79 University of California - Santa Cruz (CA) - 2018. 168

Rank 79 University of Delaware (DE) (Common Application) - 2018. 173

Rank 82 Michigan State University (MI) - 2018. 175

Rank 82 Colorado School of Mines (CO) -2018. 176

Rank 82 Texas Christian University (TX) (Common Application) - 2018. 177

Rank 82 University of Iowa (IA) - 2018. 179

Rank 86 Marquette University (WI) (Common Application) - 2018. 181

Rank 86 University of Denver (CO) (Common Application) - 2018. 181

Rank 86 Indiana University - Bloomington (IN) - 2018. 182

Rank 86 University of San Diego (CA) (Common Application) - 2018. 184

Rank 86 University of Tulsa (OK) (Common Application) - 2018. 186

Rank 86 State University of New York - Binghamton (NY) (Common Application) - 2018. 187

Rank 92 University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (Common Application) - 2018. 188

Rank 92 University of Vermont (VT) (Common Application) - 2018. 189

Rank 92 Florida State University (FL) - 2018. 190

Rank 92 North Carolina State University (NC) - 2018. 192

Rank 96 State University of New York - Stony Brook (NY) (Common Application) - 2018. 193

Rank 96 Saint Louis University (MO) (Common Application) - 2018. 194

Rank 96 Drexel University (PA) (Common Application) - 2018. 195

Rank 99 State University of New York - Buffalo (NY) (Common Application) - 2018. 197

Rank 99 SUNY - College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY) (Common Application) - 2018. 198

Rank 99 Loyola University Chicago (IL) – 2018. 199

Rank 99 Auburn University(Al) – 2018. 200

 

 

 

 

 

Common ESSAY-2018-New

Writing

Personal Essay  (只能key入或貼入文字,無檔案上傳選項)

The essay demonstrates your ability to write clearly and concisely on a selected topic and helps you distinguish yourself in your own voice. What do you want the readers of your application to know about you apart from courses, grades, and test scores? Choose the option that best helps you answer that question and write an essay of no more than 650 words, using the prompt to inspire and structure your response.

 

Remember: 650 words is your limit, not your goal. Use the full range if you need it, but don't feel obligated to do so. (The application won't accept a response shorter than 250 words.) Please write an essay (250-650 words) on the topic selected. You can type directly into the box, or you can paste text from another source.

 Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.

*        The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?

*        Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?

*        Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.

*        Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.

*        Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?

*        Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.

Additional Information  (只能key入或貼入文字,無檔案上傳選項)

Please provide an answer below if you wish to provide details of circumstances or qualifications not reflected in the application. You may enter up to 650 words.

Rank 1 Princeton University (NJ) (Common Application) - 2018

Deadlines

You have two choices for applying to Princeton for first-year admission—single-choice early action or regular decision. Before you begin preparing your application, we strongly encourage you to review our standardized testing policy, which includes detailed information regarding our standardized testing requirements.

Ø  Single-Choice Early Action

(Single-choice early action is recommended for those who have thoroughly researched their college options and have decided that Princeton is their first choice.)

l   Mid-August

·        Applications Available

o   Common Application and Princeton Supplement,

o   Universal College Application and Princeton Supplement or

o   Coalition Application and Princeton Supplement 

l   Sept. 1

·        TOEFLIELTS Academic or PTE Academic Test Completed (if applicable)

l   Oct. 1

·        Last Month to take ACT tests

l   Nov. 1

·        Application and Princeton Supplement  Due

·        Princeton Financial Aid Application Due

·        School Report, Guidance Counselor Letter and Transcript

·        Teacher Evaluation Form 1

·        Teacher Evaluation Form 2

·        Last Month to take SAT and Subject Tests

o   If tests are taken in November, please send scores directly to Princeton

l   Mid-December

·        Decision Notification

l   May 1 

·        Candidate's Reply Date

 


Ø  Regular Decision

ü  Mid-August

·        Applications Available

o   Common Application and Princeton Supplement,

o   Universal College Application and Princeton Supplement or

o   Coalition Application and Princeton Supplement

ü  Nov. 1

·        TOEFLIELTS Academic or PTE Academic Test Completed (if applicable)

ü  Dec. 1

·        Last month to take ACTSAT and Subject Tests

o   If tests are taken in December, please send scores directly to Princeton

ü  Jan. 1

·        Application and Princeton Supplement Due

·        School Report, Guidance Counselor Letter and Transcript

·        Teacher Evaluation Form 1

·        Teacher Evaluation Form 2

ü  Feb. 1

·        Princeton Financial Aid Application Due

ü  End of March

·        Decision Notification

ü  May 1

·        Candidate's Reply Date

https://admission.princeton.edu/applyingforadmission/application-dates-deadlines

 

Testing Deadlines

l   Single-choice early action candidates are strongly encouraged to complete their testing before the Nov. 1 deadline. Students taking standardized tests in November should have their scores sent directly to Princeton.

 

l   Regular decision applicants must complete all SAT testing by the January test date. All ACT testing must be completed by the December test date. If you currently live outside the United States or Canada, try to complete all testing by the December test date, if possible.

https://admission.princeton.edu/applyingforadmission/standardized-testing

 

Essays

 

*Please refer to the document named “Common App ESSAY” for Common Application Essay Questions.

 

Princeton University Supplement

Writing Questions

In addition to the essay you have written for the Common Application, please write an essay of about 500 words (no more than 650 words and no less than 250 words). Using one of the themes below as a starting point, write about a person, event, or experience that helped you define one of your values or in some way changed how you approach the world. Please do not repeat, in full or in part, the essay you wrote for the Common Application.

Please enter your selected essay here:

1.     Tell us about a person who has influenced you in a significant way.

2.     “One of the great challenges of our time is that the disparities we face today have more complex causes and point less straightforwardly to solutions.” Omar Wasow, Assistant Professor, Politics; Founder, Blackplanet.com This quote is taken from Professor Wasow's January 2014 speech at the Martin Luther King Day celebration at Princeton University.

3.     “Princeton in the Nation’s Service” was the title of a speech given by Woodrow Wilson on the 150th anniversary of the University. It became the unofficial Princeton motto and was expanded for the University’s 250th anniversary to “Princeton in the nation’s service and in the service of all nations.” Woodrow Wilson, Princeton Class of 1879, served on the faculty and was Princeton’s president from 1902–1910.

4.     “Culture is what presents us with the kinds of valuable things that can fill a life. And insofar as we can recognize the value in those things and make them part of our lives, our lives are meaningful.” Gideon Rosen, Stuart Professor of Philosophy, chair of the Council of the Humanities and director of the Program in Humanistic Studies, Princeton University.

5.     Using a favorite quotation from an essay or book you have read in the last three years as a starting point, tell us about an event or experience that helped you define one of your values or changed how you approach the world. Please write the quotation, title and author at the beginning of your essay.

 

 

Ø  Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences that was particularly meaningful to you.( About 150 words) (250 words maximum on common app)

 

Ø  Please tell us how you have spent the last two summers (or vacations between school years), including any jobs you have held. ( About 150 words) (250 words maximum on common app)

 

*        Your favorite book and its author: (含空白 300 characters maximum on common app)

*        Your favorite movie: (含空白 300 characters maximum on common app)

*        Your favorite website: (含空白 300 characters maximum on common app)

*        Two adjectives your friends would use to describe you: (含空白 300 characters maximum on common app)

*        Your favorite recording: (含空白 300 characters maximum on common app)

*        Your favorite keepsake or memento: (含空白 300 characters maximum on common app)

*        Your favorite source of inspiration: (含空白 300 characters maximum on common app)

*        Your favorite word: (含空白 300 characters maximum on common app)

*        Your favorite line from a movie or book and its title: (含空白 300 characters maximum on common app)

 

(Optional)Please attach a document if you wish to provide details of circumstances or qualifications not reflected in the application. (No word limit. Upload a pdf file under 500 KB)

 

Academics

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Major Only

If you are interested in pursuing a B.S.E. (Bachelor of Science in Engineering) degree, please write a 300-500 word essay describing why you are interested in studying engineering, any experiences in or exposure to engineering you have had, and how you think the programs in engineering offered at Princeton suit your particular interests. (300 word minimum650 word maximum)

 (From Online Application)

 

 

 

Rank 2 Harvard University (MA) (Common Application) - 2018

Deadlines

Timelines for Early Action or Regular Decision Applicants

You may apply to Harvard under either our Early Action or our Regular Decision program, both of which allow you to compare admission and financial aid offers from other institutions and to wait until May 1 to make a final college choice.

  • Early Action candidates apply by November 1 and receive notification by mid December. Learn more about applying Early Action.
  • Regular Decision candidates apply by January 1 and receive notification by late March. 

Testing information

You must take the ACT with Writing, the old SAT, or the new SAT with writing, and normally two SAT Subject Tests, as part of our application requirements. In order for your application to be considered complete and for us to make an admissions decision, required test scores must be submitted directly to Harvard by the testing agency on your behalf.

While we honor the College Board’s Score Choice program and allow you to submit tests taken as late as January, we advise you to complete and submit at least one component of the required tests (SAT or ACTwith Writing or two College Board Subject Tests) by the end of November. This will allow us to begin our evaluation process for those submitting applications by December 15.

If you are applying Early Action, we would like your testing results by the end of October; however, you may submit the November series if needed. Those results are expected to arrive in time for consideration without the need and expense of “rush reporting.”

 

Deadlines and decision dates

Spring (prior to the year you apply)

Begin taking the following tests:

Required: SAT Reasoning Test or ACT with Writing Component

Normally required: Two SAT Subject Tests

Fall (of the year you apply)

As early in the fall as possible, please submit: 

1.         Your application to Harvard, via the Common Application or the Universal Application. This is needed to open your admissions file, track your documents, and set up an interview. 

2.         The $75 application fee or a fee waiver request.

You may send the application supplements at a later date.

October 15

Early Action applicants: We recommend that you send your application by this date so that we may create and begin processing your file, and schedule an alumni/ae interview if possible. 

October 31

Early Action applicants: We request that you submit your standardized tests by the end of October. However, you are still eligible to apply using the November series as they should reach us in time for consideration.

Early November

Early Action applicants: Last acceptable testing date.

If you are applying Regular Decision, we recommend that you submit standardized test scores from the November series or earlier.

November 1

Early Action applicants: Deadline for all application materials. Early Action applicants are also permitted to apply at the same time to any public college/university or to foreign universities but are restricted from applying to other private universities’ Early Action programs.

Also submit the initial components of your financial aid application. Even if you do not have access to final tax information by this time, we ask that you use the best available estimated figures.

Mid December

Early Action applicants: Decisions released.

December 15

If possible, send your Regular Decision application by this date. If you and your teachers have commitments that preclude submission of your application materials by December 15, please be assured that you will not be penalized in any way.

January 1

Final deadline for all Regular Decision application materials. You must send all application materials by this deadline for Regular Decision consideration.

Late January

Last acceptable SAT testing date for Regular Decision consideration.

February 1

Notify the Admissions Office if you have not received an email acknowledging your application.

Submit the initial components of your financial aid application. If you do not have access to your final tax information by this deadline, use the best available estimated figures.

Mid-February

Last ACT testing date for Regular Decision consideration.

 

Submit your Mid-Year School Report forms with your most recent grades.

March 1

Final deadline for all financial aid application materials, including the prior year’s tax and income documentation. Visit financial aid for details.

Late March  

Freshman decisions released.

May 1

Reply deadline for admitted students. No deposit required.

June 1

Transfer decisions will be released by this date.


https://college.harvard.edu/admissions/apply/application-timeline

 

Essays

 

*Please refer to the document named “Common App ESSAY” for Common Application Essay Questions.

 

Harvard Supplement

*        Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences. (50 word minimum) (150 word maximum.)

*        What specific plan do you have, if any, for using the education you hope to receive? (No word limit. 50 words available in common app)

*        You may wish to include an additional essay if you feel that the college application forms do not provide sufficient opportunity to convey important information about yourself or your accomplishments. You may write on a topic of your choice, or you may choose from one of the following topics:

n   Unusual circumstances in your life

n   Travel or living experiences in other countries

n   What you would want your future college roommate to know about you

n   An intellectual experience (course, project, book, discussion, paper, poetry, or research topic in engineering, mathematics, science or other modes of inquiry) that has meant the most to you

n   How you hope to use your college education

n   A list of books you have read during the past twelve months

n   The Harvard College Honor code declares that we "hold honesty as the foundation of our community." As you consider entering this community that is committed to honesty, please reflect on a time when you or someone you observed had to make a choice about whether to act with integrity and honesty.

n   The mission of Harvard College is to educate our students to be citizens and citizen-leaders for society. What would you do to contribute to the lives of your classmates in advancing this mission?

 

Please note: If you do not intend to provide a response to this optional question, you do not need to submit the writing supplement. If you encounter any problems submitting your application, please upload a document that says “Not Applicable” and hit submit.

(Hint: File should be under 500 KB and one of these types: .pdf .doc .docx .rtf .txt.)

(From Online Application)

Rank 3 University of Chicago (IL) (Common Application) - 2018

Deadlines

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO OFFERS FIRST-YEAR APPLICANTS TWO APPLICATION PLANS:

 

Early Action 

Regular Decision 

Application Due Date

November 1

January 1

Admission Decision by 

Mid-December

 Late March

Student-Reply Due Date

May 1†

May 1†

†Must reply by midnight (CST) of May 1st

Applicants may apply for entrance in the autumn quarter only; students are not admitted in other quarters.

Our Early Action program is open and non-binding.

 

https://collegeadmissions.uchicago.edu/apply/applicants/firstyear

 

The University of Chicago considers you an international applicant if you are neither a U.S. citizen nor a U.S. permanent resident, regardless of where in the world you live. We are here to help you with the admissions process and the application. If you have any questions, contact the International Team.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANT DEADLINES

 

Early Action

Regular Decision

Application Due Date

November 1

January 1

Admission Decision by

Mid-December

Late March

Student-Reply Due Date

May 1

May 1

Applicants may apply for entrance in the autumn quarter only.

Our Early Action is open and non-binding.

https://collegeadmissions.uchicago.edu/apply/applicants/international/

While we would of course like to receive your scores before the appropriate deadline, for the Early Action deadline, we will accept November SAT scores and October ACT scores and for the Regular Decision deadline, we will accept January SAT scores and February ACT scores. If you choose to submit ACT scores, we do not require the optional essay component.

https://collegeadmissions.uchicago.edu/apply/applicants/international

 

Essays

*Please refer to the document named “Common App ESSAY” for Common Application Essay Questions.

 

University of Chicago Supplement

 

Extended Essay Questions:

(Required; Choose one)

 

*        Essay Option 1.
The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.” – Joseph Joubert

Sometimes, people talk a lot about popular subjects to assure ‘victory’ in conversation or understanding, and leave behind topics of less popularity, but great personal or intellectual importance. What do you think is important but under-discussed?-Anonymous Suggestion

*        Essay Option 2.
Due to a series of clerical errors, there is exactly one typo (an extra letter, a removed letter, or an altered letter) in the name of every department at the University of Chicago. Oops! Describe your new intended major. Why are you interested in it and what courses or areas of focus within it might you want to explore? Potential options include Commuter Science, Bromance Languages and Literatures, Pundamentals: Issues and Texts, Ant History... a full list of unmodified majors ready for your editor’s eye is available here:
https://collegeadmissions.uchicago.edu/academics/majors-minors.

-Inspired by Josh Kaufman, Class of 2018

*        Essay Option 3.
Earth. Fire. Wind. Water. Heart! Captain Planet supposes that the world is made up of these five elements. We’re familiar with the previously-noted set and with actual elements like hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon, but select and explain another small group of things (say, under five) that you believe compose our world.

-Inspired by Dani Plung, Class of 2017

*        Essay Option 4.
The late New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham once said "Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life. I don’t think you could do away with it. It would be like doing away with civilization." Tell us about your “armor.”

-Inspired by Adam Berger, Class of 2020

*        Essay Option 5.
Fans of the movie Sharknado say that they enjoy it because “it’s so bad, it’s good.” Certain automobile owners prefer classic cars because they “have more character.” And recently, vinyl record sales have skyrocketed because it is perceived that they have a warmer, fuller sound. Discuss something that you love not in spite of but rather due to its quirks or imperfections.

-Inspired by Alex Serbanescu, Class of 2021

*        Essay Option 6.
In the spirit of adventurous inquiry, pose your own question or choose one of our past prompts. Be original, creative, thought provoking. Draw on your best qualities as a writer, thinker, visionary, social critic, sage, citizen of the world, or future citizen of the University of Chicago; take a little risk, and have fun.

Please upload your response here.

Note: Max file size is 2000 KB; File will be converted to PDF upon upload.

 

*        (Required) How does the University of Chicago, as you know it now, satisfy your desire for a particular kind of learning, community, and future? Please address with some specificity your own wishes and how they relate to UChicago.

(Max file size is 2000 KB; File will be converted to PDF upon upload., 無字數限制說明)

https://collegeadmissions.uchicago.edu/apply/essay-questions

(From Online Application)

 

 

 

Rank 3 Yale University (CT) (Common Application) - 2018

Deadlines

The online submission or postmark deadlines for Freshman Admission are:

Single-Choice Early Action

November 1

QuestBridge National College Match

November 1

Regular Decision

January 2

Recommended submission dates for applications for Financial Aid:

 

Single-Choice Early Action

Regular Decision

Financial Aid Application

November 11

March 15

 

There is no strict deadline to apply for aid, but we strongly recommend submitting these documents by November 11 for Single-Choice Early Action, or March 15 for Regular Decision. This will help ensure that, if admitted, you will receive a financial aid award letter at the same time as your offer of admission. View a list of required financial aid forms.

Decision Notification

Admissions decisions for Single-Choice Early Action candidates will be available online in mid-December. Decisions for Regular Decision candidates will be posted online by April 1. Both Early Action and Regular Decision applicants have until May 1 to accept an offer of admission.

 

The last possible test dates for Freshman Admission are:

 

Single-Choice Early Action

Regular Decision

 for SAT

November

January1

 for ACT*

October

February

 for TOEFL

November 1

January1

*Please note: we cannot guarantee that February ACT results will arrive in time for consideration. To increase the likelihood of a timely report, take the test in December or earlier, and list Yale as a score recipient when you register for the test.

http://admissions.yale.edu/application-deadlines

https://admissions.yale.edu/international-students-application-timetable

 

Essays

*Please refer to the document named “Common App ESSAY” for Common Application Essay Questions.

 

Yale University Supplement

http://admissions.yale.edu/essay-topics

If you would like to begin working on your short answer responses and essays before beginning your application, please see the 2017-2018 Yale-specific questions for the Coalition Application and Common Application below.

Short Answer Questions

Applicants submitting either the Coalition Application or Common Application are asked to respond to the following short answer questions:

l   Students at Yale have plenty of time to explore their academic interests before committing to one or more major fields of study. Many students either modify their original academic direction or change their minds entirely. As of this moment, what academic areas seem to fit your interests or goals most comfortably? Please indicate up to three from the list provided.

l   Why do these areas appeal to you? (100 words or fewer)

l   What is it about Yale that has led you to apply? (125 words or fewer)

l   What inspires you? (35 words or fewer)

l   Yale’s residential colleges regularly host intimate conversations with guests representing a wide range of experiences and accomplishments. What person, past or present, would you invite to speak? What question would you ask? (35 words or fewer)

l   You are teaching a Yale course. What is it called? (35 words or fewer)

l   Most Yale freshmen live in suites of four to six students. What would you contribute to the dynamic of your suite? (35 words or fewer)

 

Essays - Coalition Application

In 300 words or fewer, write on one of the two essay topics below. In addition to writing on your chosen topic, upload an audio file, video, image, or document you have created that is meaningful to you and relates to your essay. Above your essay, include a one-sentence description of what you have submitted.

·        What do you most enjoy learning?

·        Reflect on your engagement with a community to which you belong. How do you feel you have contributed to this community?

Please limit your upload to the following file types: mp3, mov, jpeg, word, pdf. Note that advanced editing of audio/video/image/documents is not necessary. While we are not providing limits to the length of the material you upload, the Admissions Office may not have time to review the entirety of your submission. Sometimes, less is more.

 

Uploads provided via the Coalition Application will be reviewed by the Admissions Office only. If you wish to submit material that may be evaluated by Yale faculty, please see our Supplementary Material instructions.

 

Essays - Common Application

Please choose two of the following topics and respond to each in 250 words or fewer.

ŸWhat do you most enjoy learning?

ŸReflect on your engagement with a community to which you belong. How do you feel you have contributed to this community?

ŸWrite on something you would like us to know about you that you have not conveyed elsewhere in your application.

 

Optional Engineering and Computer Science Essay

If you selected one of the computer science or engineering majors, please tell us more about what has led you to an interest in this field of study, what experiences (if any) you have had in computer science or engineering, and what it is about Yale’s program in this area that appeals to you. (500 word maximum)

 (From Online Application)

 

 

 

 

Rank 5 Columbia University (NY) (Common Application) - 2018

Deadlines

Admissions Dates & Deadlines

  • November 1, 2017
    Deadline for Early Decision applications.
  • Mid December
    Decisions released online to Early Decision candidates.
  • January 1, 2018
    Deadline for Regular Decision candidates.
  • January 15, 2018
    Deposit deadline for admitted Early Decision candidates.
  • Late March
    Admissions and financial aid decisions released online to Regular Decision candidates, and invitations mailed for on-campus and regional programs for admitted students.
  • May 1, 2018
    Deposit deadline for admitted students.
  • May 15, 2018
    Deadline for requesting deferral of enrollment.
  • Late June
    Final high school transcript due for incoming students.
  • Late August
    Required New Student Orientation Program and academic year begin

http://undergrad.admissions.columbia.edu/apply/first-year

Essays

*Please refer to the document named “Common App ESSAY” for Common Application Essay Questions.

 

Columbia University Supplement

Please list the following (150 words or fewer for each question):

*        List a few words or phrases that describe your ideal college community.

*        List the titles of the required readings from courses during the school year or summer that you enjoyed most in the past year.

*        List the titles of the books you read for pleasure that you enjoyed most in the past year.

*        List the titles of the print, electronic publications and websites you read regularly.

*        List the titles of the films, concerts, shows, exhibits, lectures and other entertainments you enjoyed most in the past year.

Please answer the following short answer questions (300 words or fewer for each question):

·        Please tell us what you value most about Columbia and why.

·        If you are applying to Columbia College, tell us what from your current and past experiences (either academic or personal) attracts you specifically to the field or fields of study that you noted in the Member Questions section. If you are currently undecided, please write about any field or fields in which you may have an interest at this time.

·        If you are applying to The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, please tell us what from your current and past experiences (either academic or personal) attracts you specifically to the field or fields of study that you noted in the Member Questions section.

http://undergrad.admissions.columbia.edu/apply/writing-supplement

 

 (From Online Application)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rank 5 Stanford University (CA) (Common Application) – 2018

Deadlines

Freshman Applicants

 

Restrictive Early Action

Regular Decision

Application with Arts Supplement Deadline

October 15

December 1

Standard Application Deadline

November 1

January 2

Last Acceptable SAT Test Date

October

December

Last Acceptable ACT Test Date

September*

December

Notification of Missing Documents

Mid-November

Mid-February

Notification Date

December 15

April 1

Student Reply Date

May 1

May 1

*We cannot ensure October ACT test results will reach our office in time for Restrictive Early Action review.

The Coalition Application or Common Application must be submitted online by the applicable deadline.

http://www.stanford.edu/dept/uga/application/deadlines/index.html

Deadlines for Testing

We recommend students take the required tests well in advance of the application deadlines. It is unlikely that scores from tests taken after the deadlines will arrive in time for review. We cannot delay the review of an application in anticipation of scores that will arrive after the deadline nor can we guarantee that late scores will be reviewed. Please refer to our application and testing deadline chart for the last acceptable ACT with Writing and SAT with Essay exam dates.

Please note: Stanford reserves the right to revoke an offer of admission if an applicant's self-reported test scores do not align with those in the official score report.

http://admission.stanford.edu/application/freshman/testing.html

 

Essays

*Please refer to the document named “Common App ESSAY” for Common Application Essay Questions.

Stanford University Supplement

Activites

*        Briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences. (50 word minimum) (150 word maximum.)

Short Questions

Briefly respond to the following inquiries so we can get to know you better. Do not feel compelled to use complete sentences. 

Ÿ  What is the most significant challenge that society faces today? (50 word limit)

Ÿ  How did you spend your last two summers? (50 word limit)

Ÿ  What historical moment or event do you wish you could have witnessed? (50 word limit)

Ÿ  What five words best describe you? (50 word limit)

Ÿ  When the choice is yours, what do you read, listen to, or watch?  (50 word limit)

Ÿ  Name one thing you are looking forward to experiencing at Stanford. (50 word limit)

Ÿ  Imagine you had an extra hour in the day — how would you spend that time? (50 word limit)

Short Essays

*        The Stanford community is deeply curious and driven to learn in and out of the classroom. Reflect on an idea or experience that makes you genuinely excited about learning. (100 words minimum, 250 word limit.)

*        Virtually all of Stanford's undergraduates live on campus. Write a note to your future roommate that reveals something about you or that will help your roommate -- and us -- know you better.(100 word minimum, 250 word limit.)

*        Tell us about something that is meaningful to you, and why? (100 words minimum, 250 word limit.)

 (From Online Application)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rank 7 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA) - 2018

Deadlines

Early Action (EA)

Deadline

Application Component

October 20

Interview scheduling deadline

November 1

Part 1: Biographical Form

Part 2: Essays, Activities, and Academics

Evaluation A: Math or science teacher

Evaluation B: Humanities, social science, or language teacher

Secondary School Report, including high school transcript

November testing date

Standardized tests: SAT, ACT, or TOEFL; and 2 SAT Subject Tests

February 15

February Updates & Notes Form (including midyear grades)

 

Regular Action (RA)

Deadline

Application Component

December 10

Interview scheduling deadline

January 1

Part 1: Biographical Form

Part 2: Essays, Activities, and Academics

Evaluation A: Math or science teacher

Evaluation B: Humanities, social science, or language teacher

Secondary School Report, including high school transcript

December testing date

Standardized tests: SAT, ACT, or TOEFL; and 2 SAT Subject Tests

February 15

February Updates & Notes Form (including midyear grades)

Other Dates & Deadlines

l   All students who are applying for financial aid should submit materials by February 15th (see Financial Aid Deadlines)

l   Early Action applicants will receive an admissions decision in mid-December

l   Regular Action students will receive an admissions decision in mid-March

l   Admitted students must inform MIT of their enrollment decision by May 1

http://mitadmissions.org/apply/freshman/dates

 

MIT Early Action is an option for all applicants, domestic and international. Our Early Action isn't single-choice, binding, or anything like that. If you choose to apply to MIT during Early Action, we do not place any limits on where else you may apply, nor do we require you to attend if admitted (though we sure hope you do!) 

However: if you apply to another school during Early Action that does have a restriction, MIT requires that you respect those rules. So for example, if you apply to another school that is "single choice" - meaning that you can only apply there during the early period - you may not simultaneously apply to MIT. But that's just good manners. 

http://mitadmissions.org/apply/freshman/cycles

 

Essays

In the MIT application, we're not looking for one long, highly-polished essay. Instead, interspersed throughout the application will be short answer questions designed to help us get to know you. Just be yourself.

*        We know you lead a busy life, full of activities, many of which are required of you. Tell us about something you do for the pleasure of it. (*)(100 words or fewer)

*        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)

*        At MIT, we bring people together to better the lives of others. MIT students work to improve their communities in different ways, from tackling the world's biggest challenges to being a good friend. Describe one way in which you have contributed to your community, whether in your family, the classroom, your neighborhood, etc. (*) (200-250 words)

*        Describe the world you come from; for example, your family, clubs, school, community, city, or town. How has that world shaped your dreams and aspirations?(*) (200-250 words)

*        Tell us about the most significant challenge you've faced or something important that didn't go according to plan. How did you manage the situation?(*) (200-250 words

*        (Optional) No admission application can meet the needs of every individual. If you think additional information or material will give us a more thorough impression of you, please respond below. (around 3500 characters)

(From Online Application)

 

 

 

 

 

Rank 8 Duke University (NC) (Common Application) - 2018

Deadlines

Application Packet Items

EARLY DECISION

REGULAR DECISION

APPLICATION FORMS

 

Common Application or Coalition Application

Nov. 1

Jan. 2

or

Dec. 20 (for priority consideration for alumni interview

Early Decision Agreement

Nov. 1

Not required

SCHOOL MATERIALS

Secondary School Report with Counselor Recommendation

Nov. 1

Jan. 2

High School Transcript

Two Teacher Recommendations

Nov. 1

Jan. 2

First Quarter Grades

Nov. 12 (or when your first term ends)

Not required

Midyear Grade Report

For admitted or deferred students: Feb. 15 (or as soon as first marking period grades are available)

Feb. 15 (or when your first semester or trimester ends)

Final Transcript

Upon high school graduation

Upon high school graduation

STANDARDIZED TESTING SCORES

SAT (Two Subject Test strongly recommended)
or 
ACT with Writing

November 1 (For an application to be considered complete, students must fulfill the testing requirement and submit the appropriate scores by this date. We will consider additional testing taken after the deadline but before decisions are made. The latest date for additional testing is November 5 for the SAT and Subject Tests and October 22 for the ACT.)

January 2 (For an application to be considered complete, students must fulfill the testing requirement and submit the appropriate scores by this date. We will consider additional testing taken after the deadline but before decisions are made. The latest date for additional testing is January 21 for the SAT and Subject Tests and February 11 for the ACT.)

FINANCIAL AID FORMS

CSS Profile

Nov. 15

Feb. 1

FAFSA

Nov. 15

Feb. 1

OPTIONAL MATERIALS

 

Arts Supplement

Nov. 3

Jan. 7

NOTIFICATION AND RESPONSE

Decisions Released

Dec. 15

Apr. 1

Student Reply Date

Jan. 5

May 1

All deadlines are online submission deadlines.

http://admissions.duke.edu/application/checklist

Essays

*Please refer to the document named “Common App ESSAY” for Common Application Essay Questions.

 

Duke University Supplement

Writing Questions

Based on your selection of a Student Status, you will be required to complete a writing question.

 

*         If you are applying to the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences as either a first-year or transfer applicant, please discuss why you consider Duke a good match for you. Is there something particular about Duke that attracts you? (150 words maximum)

*        If you are applying to the Pratt School of Engineering as either a first-year or transfer applicant, please discuss why you want to study engineering and why you would like to study at Duke. (150 words maximum)

*         (Optional) 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)
Duke University Nondiscrimination Statement:

http://admissions.duke.edu/application/instructions#essay-short-essay-prompts

 (From Online Application)

 

 

 

 

 

Rank 8 University of Pennsylvania (PA) (Common Application) - 2018

Deadlines

 

EARLY DECISION

REGULAR DECISION

DEADLINE

NOVEMBER 1, 2017

JANUARY 5, 2018

Application Fee

$75 or fee waiver for those who qualify

REQUIRED FORMS

 

Common Application or Coalition Application & Penn Writing Supplement

Official High School Transcript

Must be submitted directly from the school

Must be submitted directly from the school

School Report

Counselor Recommendation

Academic Teacher Evaluations (2)

Early Decision Agreement

n/a

Mid-Year Report

Required February 15, 2018 if student is deferred

Final Report

Required in June for matriculating students

Required in June for matriculating students

STANDARDIZED TESTING

 

 

SAT or ACT (required)

Last Test Dates Accepted:
October 2017 (ACT) -or-     November 2017 (SAT)

Last Test Dates Accepted:
December 2017 (ACT) -or-      January 2018 (SAT)

SAT Subject Tests (optional)

Last Test Dates Accepted: November 2017

Last Test Dates Accepted: January 2018

INTERVIEWS

 

 

Offered based on availability

Mid October - Early December

December - Early March

SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS

 

 

Fine Arts Supplement

November 10, 2017

January 15, 2018

Additional Letter of Recommendation (1)

November 1, 2017

January 5, 2018

FINANCIAL AID MATERIALS

 

 

View the financial aid checklist for all required documents and dates

DECISIONS

 

 

Notification of Decision

Mid-December

By April 1, 2018

Admitted Student Reply/Enrollment Confirmation

January 9, 2018

May 1, 2018

·        The University of Pennsylvania reserves the right to evaluate an application and render a final decision even if all pieces of the application have not been received.

·        No student who has been denied admission under any of our decision plans may apply again to any undergraduate division of the University in the same academic year.

http://www.admissions.upenn.edu/apply/freshman-admission/checklist

 

Essays

*Please refer to the document named “Common App ESSAY” for Common Application Essay Questions.

 

University of Pennsylvania Supplement

 

How will you explore your intellectual and academic interests at the University of Pennsylvania? Please answer this question given the specific undergraduate school to which you are applying. (400-650 words) (400 word minimum, 650 word maximum) 
*For students applying to the coordinated dual-degree programs, please answer this question in regards to your single-degree school choice. Interest in coordinated dual-degree programs will be addressed through those program-specific essays.

 

If you wish to submit a resume, please upload it here (not required). No word limits, Upload a pdf file under 500 KB)

Hint: File should be under 500 KB and one of these types: .pdf .doc .docx .rtf .txt.

 

Applicants who select certain programs will be required to complete additional writing questions.

Huntsman: The Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business

Discuss a current international issue, which demonstrates how international affairs and business intersect and explain how the Huntsman curriculum might assist to resolve the issue. (500 words maximum)

LSM: The Roy and Diana Vagelos Program in Life Sciences and Management

LSM seeks students who are enthusiastic about combining science with management. What excites you about this combination? What advantages and opportunities does the combination provide, and what does it address? Be as specific and original as possible in addressing these questions. (400-650 words)

M&T: The Jerome Fisher Program in Management and Technology

Please complete both prompts. Question 1: Explain how you will use this program to explore your interest in business, engineering, and the intersection of the two. It is helpful to identify potential engineering and business paths available at Penn. (400-650 words) Question 2: Please describe a time in which you displayed leadership. (250 words maximum)

NHCM: Nursing and Healthcare Management

Discuss your interest in nursing and health care management. How might Penn's coordinated dual-degree program in nursing and business help you meet your goals? (400-650 words)

VIPER: The Roy and Diana Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research

Describe your interests in energy science and technology drawing on your previous academic, research, and extracurricular experiences that allow you to appreciate the scientific or engineering challenges related to energy and sustainability. If you have previous experience with research, describe your research project (outlining the goals, hypotheses, approach, results, and conclusions). Describe how your experiences have shaped your research and interests, and identify how the VIPER program will help you achieve your goals. (400-650 words)

NETS: The Rajendra and Neera Singh Program in Networked and Social Systems Engineering

Describe your interests in modern networked information systems and technologies, such as the Internet, and their impact on society, whether in terms of economics, communication, or the creation of beneficial content for society. Feel free to draw on examples from your own experiences as a user, developer, or student of technology. (400-650 words)

Seven-Year Bio-Dental Program

• Please list pre-dental or pre-medical experience. This experience can include but is not limited to observation in a private practice, dental clinic, or hospital setting; dental assisting; dental laboratory work; dental or medical research, etc. Please include time allotted to each activity, dates of attendance, location, and description of your experience. If you do not have any pre-dental or pre-medical experience, please indicate what you have done that led you to your decision to enter dentistry. • List any activities which demonstrate your ability to work with your hands. • What activities have you performed that demonstrate your ability to work cooperatively with people? • Please explain your reasons for selecting a career in dentistry. Please include what interests you the most in dentistry as well as what interests you the least. • Do you have relatives who are dentists or are in dental school? If so, indicate the name of each relative, his/her relationship to you, the school attended, and the dates attended.

 

http://www.admissions.upenn.edu/apply/whatpennlooksfor/essays

 (From Online Application)

 

 

 

 

Rank 10 Johns Hopkins University(MD) (Common Application) - 2018

Deadlines

Item

ED

RD

Application and Supplement
Common Application with Johns Hopkins Supplement, Universal College Application with Johns Hopkins Supplement (including the essay portion of the application and an additional essay on the Supplement), or the Coalition Application

11/1

1/3

Application fee or fee waiver
$70 nonrefundable application fee or fee waiver

11/1

1/3

Signed Early Decision Agreement
Document from the 
Common Application, Universal College Application, or Coalition Application
ED applicants may also download and submit this 
Early Decision Agreement to applyhelp@jhu.edu regardless of which application they used.

11/1

N/A

Secondary School Report
Guidance counselor recommendation, transcript, and high school profile

11/1

1/3

Two Teacher Evaluations

11/1

1/3

SAT Reasoning Test or ACT Test
See 
Standardized Test Information for more

11/1

1/3

Mid-year Report*

TBA

TBA

International applicants only

See more details

Item

ED

RD

TOEFL or IELTS results (recommended)
For applicants whose primary language is not English or students who have not attended an English language school for the last three years.

11/1

1/3

International Certification of Finances Form and Bank Statement
Required for non-US citizens and non-US Permanent Residents who are applying for financial aid only.

11/1

1/3

*If admitted to the university, international students not applying for financial aid must document the available funding for their education by submitting the Certification of Finances Form and Bank Statement. These students will not be able to enroll in the university without submitting the supplemental materials.

Recommended

Item

ED

RD

Two SAT Subject Tests**

11/1

1/3

l   We strongly recommend that Early Decision candidates complete their required standardized tests no later than October of their senior year. Regular Decision candidates should complete required tests no later than December of their senior year.

l   November (ED) or January (RD) scores will be accepted for those students unable to meet their test requirements by October (ED) or December (RD). In such cases, we encourage you to note your intention of taking the later standardized test(s) on your application. There is no need to rush your scores.

http://apply.jhu.edu/apply/

 

Essays

*Please refer to the document named “Common App ESSAY” for Common Application Essay Questions.

 

Johns Hopkins University Supplement

Activities

l   If you wish to submit your résumé, you may upload it here. (Optional)
Hint: File should be under 500 KB and one of these types: .pdf .doc .docx .rtf .txt.

 

Writing Questions

 

Write a brief essay (300-400 words) in which you respond to the following question. 

 

Successful students at Johns Hopkins make the biggest impact by collaborating with others, including peers, mentors, and professors. Talk about a time, in or outside the classroom, when you worked with others and what you learned from the experience.  (300 word minimum, 500 word maximum)

 (From Online Application)

 

 

 

Rank 11 Dartmouth College (NH) (Common Application) - 2018

Deadlines

DUE NOVEMBER 15TH

REQUIRED FOR FINANCIAL AID APPLICANTS WHEN APPLICABLE

Noncustodial Parent PROFILE 

REQUIRED FOR ALL FINANCIAL AID APPLICANTS RESIDING IN THE US & CANADA

IDOC Packet (if applicable: Business/Farm supplement, signed 2015 Tax Returns and W-2 for parents, students & non-custodial parents)​

REQUIRED FOR INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL AID APPLICANTS

Parent’s most recent Income and Benefits Statements 

MID DECEMBER

REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS

Early Decision Admissions Notification 

REQUIRED FOR ADMITTED APPLICANTS

Tentative Financial Aid Awards Posted Online

DUE LATE DECEMBER

REQUIRED FOR ADMITTED APPLICANTS

Early Decision Intent to Enroll deadline 

JANUARY TO FEBRUARY 

REQUIRED FOR ADMITTED APPLICANTS

Mid-Year Report 

REQUIRED FOR ED DEFERRED APPLICANTS

Mid-Year Report 

Brief update on recent notable academic, extracurricular, and personal accomplishments 

New standardized test scores from January or February test dates 

ON OR BEFORE APRIL 1

ADMITTED FINANCIAL AID APPLICANTS

Financial Aid Awards posted online 

DUE APRIL

ADMITTED FINANCIAL AID APPLICANTS

Reviews and appeals of Financial Aid packages

DUE JUNE

REQUIRED FOR ALL ENROLLING STUDENTS

Final Secondary School Report & Transcript 

 

*Please refer to the document named “Common App ESSAY” for Common Application Essay Questions.

Dartmouth College Supplement

Activities

l   If you wish to submit your résumé, you may upload it here. (Optional)
Hint: File should be under 500 KB and one of these types: .pdf .doc .docx .rtf .txt.

Writing Question

n   While arguing a Dartmouth-related case before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1818, Daniel Webster, Class of 1801, uttered this memorable line: ''It is, Sir…a small college. And yet, there are those who love it!'' As you seek admission to the Class of 2022, what aspects of the College’s program, community, or campus environment attract your interest? (Please respond in 100 words or less.)

l   Please choose one of the following prompts: (Please respond in 250-300 words.)

1.     In Love Medicine, author Louise Erdrich ’76 writes, ''Society is like this card game here, cousin. We got dealt our hand before we were even born, and as we grow we have to play as best as we can.'' Describe your ''hand'' and reflect on how you have played it.

 

2.     From songs and film to formulae and computer code, human expression and discovery take many forms. How do you express your creativity? What ideas or values do you explore and celebrate when your imagination wanders?

 

3.     During the 2016 Olympic Games, American runner Abbey D’Agostino ’14 collided with another athlete in the first round of the 5,000-meter event. Both fell to the track. Although injured, Abbey’s first instinct was to help the other fallen athlete so they could continue the race together. Their selflessness was widely praised as the embodiment of the Olympic ideal of sportsmanship. Share a moment when kindness guided your actions.

 

4.     Twenty years ago, the world met Harry Potter and his companions. One of the more memorable lines from the J.K. Rowling series was spoken by Albus Dumbledore: ''Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.'' What ideas or experiences bring you joy?

 

 

5.     ''I have no special talent,'' Albert Einstein once observed. ''I am only passionately curious.'' Celebrate your intellectual curiosity.

 

6.     ''Dreams are lovely. But they are just dreams,'' television producer Shonda Rhimes ’91 told graduating seniors during her 2014 Commencement address. ''It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change.'' What inspires your hard work? What matters to you and how do you “make things happen” to create change?

 (From Online Application)

 

Rank 12 California Institute of Technology (CA) (Common Application) - 2018

Deadlines

Application Deadlines

l   Early Action Deadline: November 1

l   Early Action Decision Notifications: Mid-December

l   Regular Decision Deadline: January 3

l   Regular Decision Notifications: Mid-March

 

Testing

l   Early Action: October

l   Regular Decision: December

ALL testing must be completed prior to the application deadline. Exams taken after the deadlines will NOT be considered. SAT/ACT registration and test dates are subject to change and vary by country.

http://www.admissions.caltech.edu/content/deadlines-and-forms-first-year-applicants

 

Essays

*Please refer to the document named “Common App ESSAY” for Common Application Essay Questions.

 

California Institute of Technology Supplement

Activities:

*        What three experiences or activities have helped you explore your desire to study and possibly pursue a career in STEM? (200 words max)

 

Required Short Answers & Essay Prompts:

*        Please list three books, along with their authors, that have been particularly meaningful to you. For each book, please include a sentence explaining their influence upon you (200 characters max). Please note that your response is not limited to math, science or school-assigned texts.

n   Book 1 (200字元數的限制-含空白):

n   Influence upon you (200 characters max): (200字元數的限制-含空白)

 

n   Book 2 (200字元數的限制-含空白):

n   Influence upon you (200字元數的限制-含空白)

 

n   Book 3 (200字元數的限制-含空白):

n   Influence upon you (200字元數的限制-含空白)

*        Members of the Caltech community live, learn, and work within an Honor System with one simple guideline; "No member shall take unfair advantage of any other member of the Caltech community." While seemingly simple, questions of ethics, honesty and integrity are sometimes challenging. Share a difficult situation that has challenged you. What was your response, and how did you arrive at a solution? (200 words max)

*        Caltech students have long been known for their quirky sense of humor, whether it be through planning creative pranks, building elaborate party sets, or even the year-long preparation that goes into our annual Ditch Day. Please describe an unusual way in which you have fun. (200 word max)

*        In an increasingly global and interdependent society, there is a need for diversity in thought, background, and experience in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. How do you see yourself contributing to the diversity of Caltech's community? (200 word max)

*        Scientific exploration clearly excites you. Beyond our 3:1 student-to-faculty ratio and our intense focus on research opportunities, how do you believe Caltech will best fuel your intellectual curiosity and help you meet your goals? (500 word max)

*        (Optional) If you need additional space, please explain using the upload function button below. Please do not attach a resume or upload research papers. Caltech will email you an application confirmation with information on how to upload research papers through your student portal. (No word limit. Upload a pdf file under 500kb)

(From Online Application)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rank 12 Northwestern University(IL)(Common Application) - 2018

Deadlines

Application requirement*

Early Decision

Regular Decision

Audition registration deadline (Music applicants only)

October 15

December 1

Application Deadline

November 1

January 1

Take tests by

SAT Reasoning Test or ACT with writing required; two SAT Subject Tests recommended

October test date

December test date

Admission decision

December 15

Late March

Enrollment decision and tuition deposit

February 1

May 1

http://www.ugadm.northwestern.edu/apply/application-options.html

 

Essays

*Please refer to the document named “Common App ESSAY” for Common Application Essay Questions.

 

Northwestern University Supplement

Questions:

 

Northwestern Statement (completion strongly recommended): 
Other parts of your application give us a sense for how you might contribute to Northwestern. But we also want to consider how Northwestern will contribute to your interests and goals. In 300 words or less, help us understand what aspects of Northwestern appeal most to you, and how you'll make use of specific resources and opportunities here.

 

 

Do you plan to complete the Northwestern Statement?

(We HIGHLY recommend you complete this essay.)

(From Online Application)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rank 14 Brown University (RI) (Common Application) - 2018

Deadlines

November 1

Early Decision application deadline

TBD

Early Decision letters available online

January 1

Regular Decision application deadline (11:59PM)

TBD

Commitment deadline for Early Decision candidates

TBD

Regular Decision letters available online

May 1

Commitment deadline for Regular Decision candidates

http://www.brown.edu/admission/undergraduate/apply

 

Essays

*Please refer to the document named “Common App ESSAY” for Common Application Essay Questions.

 

Brown University Supplement

Activities Questions:

Ø  If you wish to submit your résumé, you may upload it here. (Upload, optional)
Hint: File should be under 500 KB and one of these types: .pdf .doc .docx .rtf .txt.

Ø  Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences. (50 word-150 word)

 

Writing:

*        Why are you drawn to the area(s) of study you indicated earlier in this application? If you are “undecided” or not sure which Brown concentrations match your interests, consider describing more generally the academic topics or modes of thought that engage you currently. (Min 50 word-Max 150 word)

*        Why Brown, and why the Brown Curriculum?  (Min 25-Max 200 word)

*        Tell us where you have lived-and for how long-since you were born; whether you've always lived in the same place, or perhaps in a variety of places. (100 word limit)

*        We all exist within communities or groups of various sizes, origins, and purposes; pick one and tell us why it is important to you, and how it has shaped you. (100 word limit)

 

Applied Mathematics / Chemistry / Computer Science / Geology / Mathematics / Physics

Since you have expressed an interest in Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Mathematics or Physics, we would like to know a bit more about you. (Please limit your total response to the following 2 questions to 350 words.) 

1.     Tell us about a skill or concept related to your anticipated area of study, that you found challenging and rewarding to learn. 

2.     Please list the courses, including those you may have taken outside your secondary school, that relate to your chosen field.

 (Limit your total response to 350 words, Upload a pdf file under 500 KB

Engineering

Since you have expressed an interest in Engineering, we would like to know a bit more about you. (Please limit your total response to the following 2 questions to 350 words.) 

1.     The School of Engineering offers 9 concentration options, including Sc.B. degrees in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical & Biochemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering, as well as an A.B. degree in Engineering, and a joint program with the Department of Physics leading to an Sc.B. degree in Engineering and Physics. Since there is a common core curriculum within Engineering, students need not select a specific area until their junior year. We are curious to know, however, if any particular program within Engineering presently appeals to you. 

2.     What experiences and/or courses beyond school work have broadened your interest in Engineering?

 

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Rank 15 Cornell University (NY) (Common Application) - 2018

Deadlines

Freshman Admission Timeline

EARLY DECISION

Submit all required application materials (application mailing instructions)

November 1

Financial aid application materials due for international students

November 1

Financial aid application materials due for U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens

November 22

Architecture and art portfolio and interview due

Check Deadline

Hotel Administration interview due

Check Deadline

College of Human Ecology design supplements (for those applying to DEA and FD&M)

Check Deadline

Admission decisions and financial aid awards announced

Mid-December

 Regular Decision

Submit all required application materials (application mailing instructions)

January 2

Financial aid application materials due for international students

January 2

Financial aid application materials due for U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens

February 15

Architecture and art portfolio and interview due

Check Deadline

Hotel Administration interview due

Check Deadline

College of Human Ecology design supplements (for those applying to DEA and FD&M)

Check Deadline

Admission decisions and financial aid awards announced

Early April

Reply to offer of admission

May 1

http://admissions.cornell.edu/apply/application-deadlines

 

Essays

*Please refer to the document named “Common App ESSAY” for Common Application Essay Questions.

 

Cornell University Supplement

Based on your selection of a College or School in the Academics section you will be required to complete an additional writing question.

Please choose the essay according to your college/school choice.

 

Agriculture and Life Science