All freshman applicants must select and respond to two short answer prompts. Answers are limited to no more than 250 words. Please select two of the following questions to answer.
Which is worse – failing or never trying?
If given no access to a cell phone during your freshman year of college, how would you adjust to that being your new normal? What resources would you have to invest in to take place of your cell phone?
How do you feel about Mondays?
If you could have chosen your own name, what would you have picked?
If you had a theme song, what would it be?
In 1943, Dr. George Petrie penned "The Auburn Creed" in which he identified many of the ideals of the Auburn Family. Values such as hard work, honesty, patriotism and kindness were evident then and remain true in Auburn men and women today.Read through The Auburn Creed and choose a stanza that is meaningful to you. Using that stanza, tell us how you would "Live the Creed" as a freshman at Auburn University.http://www.auburn.edu/main/welcome/creed.php
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?
Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.
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.