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Macalester supplemental essay advice

Hi all! I'm applying to Macalester College, and I'm a bit stuck on their supplemental essay. Can any current or former applicants share any tips or things you focused on in your essay? I'd love to hear your experiences! Thanks!

7 months ago

Hey! Congrats on deciding to apply to Macalester! In the supplemental essay, it's essential to showcase how you'll contribute to the school community and connect with the college's values. Some points you might want to focus on are Macalester's strong commitment to internationalism, multiculturalism, and social responsibility.

For instance, you could write about an experience that ties in with global issues, like volunteering for a nonprofit that supports refugees or working on a school project that explored the impact of climate change. Another idea might be discussing a specific class or professor you're excited about and how their work aligns with your interests.

Make sure to add a personal touch and be reflective about your experiences so that you give the admissions team a clear idea of who you are and what you'll bring to the community. Good luck with your essay!

7 months ago

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