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The New School 2021-22 Supplemental Essay Prompt Guide

The New School 2021-22 Application Essay Question Explanations 

The Requirements: 1 essay of 500-650 words

Supplemental Essay Type(s): Why

Why The New School? 

The New School’s innovative programs and engaged community are inspired by the future. Tell us about your future self. Where are you? What are you doing? What are you innovating? How are you affecting change? How does The New School fit into your journey towards this future? Be as specific as possible. (500 – 650 word minimum)*

Admissions wants to know where you see yourself in five or ten years because they want to invite movers and shakers to campus who are excited and motivated to turn their dreams into reality. The more specific details you can incorporate into your essay, the more sincere and personal it will feel (and be!). Maybe, in the future, you’ll be designing carbon negative buildings in major cities across the globe. How will The New School’s Architectural Design major set you up for success? Perhaps you want to have your own couture clothing line with more inclusive sizing. How will The New School’s Fashion Design major allow you to expand your skill set, network with other creatives, and launch your career? Admissions wants to know what you dream about and how attending The New School, specifically, will help you get there. How will your scholarly and social pursuits help you grow? Show admissions that The New School is the bridge between the person you are and the person you hope to be.

 

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