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Have you ever been found responsible for a disciplinary violation at any educational institution you have attended from the 9th grade (or the international equivalent) forward, whether related to academic misconduct or behavioral misconduct that resulted in a disciplinary action?*
Please briefly describe the action taken.
Have you ever been adjudicated guilty or convicted of a misdemeanor or felony? Note that you are not required to answer "yes" to this question, or provide an explanation, if the criminal adjudication or conviction has been expunged, sealed, annulled, pardoned, destroyed, erased, impounded, or otherwise required by law or ordered by a court to be kept confidential.*
Please provide the details of your criminal conviction or adjudication and reflect on what you learned from the experience.
While not required, this additional writing supplement often helps us gain even more insight into who you are and how you’ll impact our campus community. As a measure of demonstrated interest in Queens, this essay can help strengthen your application by capturing information that hasn’t been drawn out in the other components of the application.
Writing Supplement Topics
Please choose one of the following essay topics and respond using 400-500 words.
Describe a time when you had to step outside of your comfort zone and how you changed as a result of the experience.
The motto at Queens is “Not to be served but to serve.” What does this mean to you?
Please describe a time when you were in a leadership position. What personality traits did you employ and what impact did you have?
Queens is interested in fostering a diverse community of students. How might you contribute to that goal?
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.