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Agnes Scott College 2023-24 Supplemental Essay Prompt Guide

Agnes Scott College 2023-24 Application Essay Explanations

The Requirements: 6 short responses of varying lengths

Supplemental Essay Type: Why, Oddball

In order to win over admissions at Agnes Scott, you’re going to have to master the art of brevity, or else you’ll run out of room!

Please tell us why you chose to apply to Agnes Scott College? (50-100 words)

This is one of the most straightforward and common supplemental essay prompts out there. In order to impress admissions, do your research. Explore Agnes Scott’s offerings and be able to point to specific programs, departments, and/or organizations that are spurring you to apply. If you can connect your interests to past pursuits, even better!

Agnes Scott’s innovative SUMMIT experience teaches our students that leadership is more than a position. Describe a quality of leadership that you have learned in high school and how you wish to apply that quality in the future. (Max 100 words)

Agness Scott wants to know how you show up for causes you care about. Leadership comes in many forms, so tell admissions a story about the kind of leadership traits you’ve developed, then share how you hope to harness this new power on campus. Maybe you found your voice when you organized a charity drive in your town sophomore year or, perhaps, you learned how to motivate and inspire your teammates when you were named captain of the hockey team junior year. Regardless of how you’d like to apply your leadership skills in the future, be sure to connect your goals to the talents you’ve already harnessed. Tell a story that illuminates your origin story as well as the future impact you’d like to have using your newfound leadership abilities.

As part of Agnes Scott’s SUMMIT experience, our courses focus on seeing the world from a global perspective, and our students have the opportunity to do so first-hand during their SUMMIT Journeys trip in their first-year. What is a global issue that is important to you, and how can you imagine yourself addressing that issue during your time at Agnes Scott? (Max 100 words)

Agnes Scott wants you to think big. Admissions wants to welcome students to campus who not only know how to lead, but also feel passionate about making the world a better place. The issue you choose to discuss can really run the gamut. Which world problems are close to your heart and why? Maybe you would like to address the infant mortality rate in developing nations (or even here at home). Perhaps, you’re inspired by efforts to preserve heirloom seeds for sustainable agriculture. Regardless of the issue you choose to write about, be sure to highlight how an Agnes Scott education will help you to address it, using specifics that can only be found by dedicating some time to some school research.

Tell us about a leader that you admire. Who are they? How have they influenced you? (5-100 words)

You don’t have many words at your disposal here, so our advice is to select a leader and explain the impact they have had on you as concisely as possible. Remember that the person you choose is going to say a lot about what you value and respect in others. If no one comes to mind immediately, try looking up leaders in your field or community and remember that leaders come in all forms (scientists, athletes, historical heroines, etc). You’ll likely come across someone whose work you’re already familiar with, and then the only thing left to do is summarize their accomplishments and influence on you, particularly.

If you could visit anywhere, where would you go and why? (Max 500 characters)

Where have you always wanted to go? Maybe you’ve grown up regaled with stories about your grandparents’ homeland and have always wanted to see, smell, and hear it for yourself! Or, perhaps, if you could go anywhere, it would be space, since you’re a major astronomy buff. Would you go somewhere fictional from your favorite book series? (I mean, Rivendell would be at the top of our list.) This question is open-ended, so feel free to take it any direction you choose. Just make sure you’re revealing something new about yourself in the process!

What’s your favorite book you have read outside the classroom (not assigned reading) and why? (Max 500 characters)

With this prompt, Agnes Scott is looking for more than just a summary of your favorite book. Admissions wants to know why a certain book or novel is meaningful to you and how it connects to your interests, identity, history, or values. Does Kurt Vonnegut’s dark humor alleviate your anxiety about death? Did the fantasy kingdom of a YA novel help you unwind after a stressful week? Be careful to avoid self-aggrandizing or pandering choices and, instead, write about a work that truly speaks to you. If you’re able to reveal something new about yourself in your response to this prompt, you’re on the right track.

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State: Georgia
Acceptance Rate: 67%
Undergrad Population: 1,006
Tuition: $50,264
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