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The Requirements: 1 essay of 100-250 words
Supplemental Essay Type(s): Why
Time to do some research! If you haven’t already, set aside an hour or so to get intimately acquainted with the Washington and Lee website, and read up on all of the programs that you find interesting. Or, if you’ve become familiar with the university in some other way, take the time to write down some notes on that particular experience. Having access to as much information as possible before sitting down to write the actual essay will allow you to tell a much more well-rounded and intriguing story about your journey from discovering W&L to applying. Did you first hear about W&L at a college fair? Why did the booth catch your eye? Are you applying because you find ancient languages fascinating, and think the Classics Department at W&L has exactly what you need to further your research? What sort of resources are available to undergrads like you, both socially and academically, and in what ways do you believe these resources will help propel you into your dream career? The more detail you include, the more admissions will be able to learn about you, and the more easily they’ll be able to see why W&L is the perfect school for you (and vice versa!).