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The Requirements: 1 essay of 100-500 words
Supplemental Essay Type(s): Why
SPU has said a lot in their intro to these questions, so make sure to take the time to read over the linked material carefully and take note of what inspires you. This prompt focuses on the first sentence, which emphasizes the large-scale impact their graduates make. If you hope to make big waves in your future career, this question is for you! Think about how you want to change the world when you graduate. What aspects of a collegiate experience would best prime you for this? Perhaps the Apparel Design and Merchandising major appeals to you as you aim to make the fashion industry more sustainable or inclusive. Maybe you’re drawn to the faith-based education that SPU provides, which would build a strong foundation for your future career as a social worker. Make sure you’re specific and clear in what you hope to gain from your college experience to further your future goals, as well as what makes SPU a good fit (and vice versa)!
This second prompt is perfect for students whose faith plays a large role in their lives. First, start with our age-old, classic advice: do your research! Explore the school’s website to pinpoint exactly what you like about them. In addition to their Christ-centered education, make sure to list courses, majors, professors, clubs, or other aspects of their programs and community that appeal to you. Then, explain how SPU’s underpinning of faith will help you grow. Maybe you recently converted to Christianity and you want to be immersed in a supportive community to learn more while you pursue your studies. Perhaps you’ve felt distant from your Christian upbringing and look forward to reconnecting with your spirituality through the University Scholars program. Your essay should accomplish two things: explain what draws you to SPU and describe how you hope your faith will develop and grow. To achieve both goals, make sure you cite specific, unique aspects of the school’s offerings and connect them to your own background or interests.