Find your college’s application essay prompts for 2019-2020
The Honors College values academic achievement, community engagement, and campus leadership. As a result, applicants typically exhibit excellent grade point averages in the most challenging coursework, high standardized test scores, multiple extracurricular activities, and academic awards. In this space, please tell us what - apart from these typical attributes - distinguishes you as a candidate to join the dynamic intellectual community of Honors College students. Please provide specific examples.
Describe and discuss the most significant learning experience you have had outside the classroom that altered your views on an important political, economic, social, or scientific issue. How will you apply the lesson(s) you learned to your academic and professional goals?
The Calhoun Honors College solicits student ideas each year in a "Create a Course" contest. Recent seminars include "The 2018 Elections," "Sustainable Energy," "The Comedic Jane Austen," and "The Science of Music." Submissions are reviewed for creativity, intellectual relevance and importance, and appeal to Honors students. What topic would you submit, and why do you want to learn about it? How would you convince friends from a wide range of majors that they would benefit from the course? Do not suggest courses of a purely practical nature, such as personal finance or fitness.
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