Tell us more about what you’d like to study in college and why. Remember, at Antioch College, we don’t offer traditional majors in that all students complete a Self-Designed Major. You will design your major around one or more areas of study with the help of the faculty. Students declare their majors in the second year, but it’s important that we have an idea what you believe you’d like your major to be so that we can best support you. If you are unsure at this point, tell us about the academic subjects that most interest you.
What aspects of the Antioch College experience prompted you to apply? Here, we are asking you to talk about specifics in the curriculum, faculty, campus life, or Co-op that most resonate with you. Base your answer on something you’ve read, a conversation you’ve had with an admissions counselor, or other research you’ve done about Antioch College.
Antioch College is a Cooperative Education (Co-op) school, which means you will complete at least three field experiences by the time you graduate. Co-ops are typically full-time, compensated work placements, but they can also be research appointments, independent work or learning, or other experience-based opportunities. Tell us about the kinds of Co-op experiences you are most looking forward to. You can name specific jobs or internships, employers, or general settings.
The essay demonstrates your ability to write clearly and concisely on a selected topic and helps you distinguish yourself in your own voice. What do you want the readers of your application to know about you apart from courses, grades, and test scores? Choose the option that best helps you answer that question and write an essay of no more than 650 words, using the prompt to inspire and structure your response. Remember: 650 words is your limit, not your goal. Use the full range if you need it, but don‘t feel obligated to do so.
Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
Reflect on something that someone has done for you that has made you happy or thankful in a surprising way. How has this gratitude affected or motivated you?
Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?
Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you‘ve already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.