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The College of Idaho 2020-21 Supplemental Essay Prompt Guide  

The College of Idaho 2020-21 Application Essay Question Explanations

The Requirements: 2 essays of 250 words each

Supplemental Essay Type(s): Why

Why are you interested in attending The College of Idaho? (250 words)

The College of Idaho has plucked the petals off too many daisies playing He loves me… he loves me not. So instead of tearing apart another garden, admissions has just decided to ask you plain and simple: “Why us?” Your reasons can run the gamut. Maybe all of your older siblings went to The College of Idaho and it’s kind of become a family tradition. Perhaps you aspire to be a Rhodes Scholar and The College of Idaho seems like the place to start. Maybe you want to go to a small liberal arts school close to home, especially one with a 100% law school acceptance rate since 2014 (post-graduation). However you decide to respond, make sure to not spend too much time talking about academics, because The College of Idaho made that a whole other prompt…

What/who influenced you to pursue your intended major? (250 words)

Ta-da! We told you! The College of Idaho just wants to get to know you better, get a peek into your brain, and see what makes you tick. So, when responding to this essay prompt, be real. Has your grandma encouraged you to be a writer (thus a Creative Writing major) ever since you were a wee young lass, scribbling stories onto the back of her Sudoku sheets? Has the current global discussion regarding climate change transformed you into a green activist, eager to hit the ground running as an Environmental Studies major? If you’re undecided, that’s okay too! You can write about the different areas of study that interest you, and how you plan on taking advantage of The College of Idaho’s curriculum to explore them further. Whatever you choose to write about, remember that admissions is asking this question so they can get to know you better. Give them a glance at your intellectual curiosity!

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