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Whitworth University

Spokane, Washington2-yearPrivate

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Whitworth University’s 2023-24 Essay Prompts

Additional Info Short Response

Not Required
250 Words

We’d like to learn more about you! This section allows you to share a personal reflection that goes beyond the information that is included in the rest of your application. You might write about an accomplishment/achievement, a lesson learned, a hardship or ways in which your background, identity or interests have influenced you. The sky’s the limit!

Additional Info Essay

Not Required
800 Words

If you are an international applicant, we strongly encourage you to submit a writing sample with your application. If you have already provided a writing sample as part of your Common App, there is no need to provide an additional writing sample here. If you have not provided a writing sample as part of your Common App, please provide one in the space below.

Your writing sample could be something you‘ve already written or you could write something new. If submitting new material, please tell us more about why you wish to attend Whitworth University.

Common App Personal Essay

650 words

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.

Option 1

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.

Option 2

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?

Option 3

Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?

Option 4

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?

Option 5

Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.

Option 6

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?

Option 7

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.

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