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Deep Springs 2019 Entry

CoffeeCreekCoffeeCreek Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
edited May 20 in Deep Springs College
How is everyone feeling about the application process?
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Replies to: Deep Springs 2019 Entry

  • CoffeeCreekCoffeeCreek Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    The application portion of the Deep Springs website has been updated. The application for the 2019-2020 academic year will be posted on September 6th.
  • FourDreamsFourDreams Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Yay, today's the day!
  • daytraderelvisdaytraderelvis Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    yo where is the application? is it up yet? it just says that it 'will be posted' but 9/6 is almost over
  • FourDreamsFourDreams Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    It'll be posted eventually, best not to get worked up about the specifics I think.
  • daytraderelvisdaytraderelvis Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    ya u right. rip
  • FourDreamsFourDreams Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Ah, it's here as of 10:30 central! Imma be dreamin about these questions
  • casualmatchcasualmatch Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    edited September 7
    Let’s go!!
  • CoffeeCreekCoffeeCreek Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    edited September 7
    Interesting array of questions. Good luck on your applications everyone. Do you think they read the applications on an ongoing basis or all at once?
  • CoffeeCreekCoffeeCreek Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    Very talkative applicants this year...
  • desertsolitairedesertsolitaire Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    I'm assuming they read them all at the same time amongst the application committee, thats how it seemed last year :)
  • LukeRatkinsLukeRatkins Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    What did you guys put for the when you're 35 essay? I'm worried that I have visions of grandeur and that'll hurt me, but I'm modest about it in the essay? You think that's ok? Also, I just took the SAT for the fourth time, not incredibly happy with my score from last time but I think it's passable, what did y'all get?
  • dracollavenoredracollavenore Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Hi LukeRatkins,

    For my 35 essay, I suppose I answered it in a rather abstract manner. I basically said I didn’t care what career I had as societal stigma doesn’t define me as a person. My main point was what I want to be when I’m 35 is happy. As long as I’m true to myself and happy I don’t care what path life has in store for me.

    I’m sure Deep Springs also said they dont really care about SAT scores and although you probably already know this, you didn’t have to submit them if you didn’t want to. I scored a 1510 in October but my essay score was a terrible 7/5/8.
  • WildermindWildermind Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    Hi guys. I applied but I do not think I will make it to the second round. I went through last years's thread and saw just how many people were rejected who have similar backgrounds as I. Who else is worried?
  • dracollavenoredracollavenore Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    Hi Wildermind,

    I think we’re all a but worried but don’t let something like your background discourage you. I think as long as your personality shines through in your essays, you should be fine. But then again, I’m not 100% sure what they’re looking for either way. It’s just if I were ApCom, I would focus more on a persons traits rather than there background.

    Hope that helps!
  • CoffeeCreekCoffeeCreek Registered User Posts: 9 New Member
    To address the questions raised by Luke:

    My interpretation of the "35" essay prompt hinged on the word "kind", which was part of the question, "What kind of person do you want to be when you are 35?" I did not give specifics, such as a desired career, other than some examples of the people in my life who inspire me, and I was as honest as possible. I focused on the general direction in which I'm moving. I would have loved to have written an essay with a unique story about how I acquired my aims, but, alas, it did not turn out that way.

    It's hard to say, Luke, if your visions of grandeur will hurt you, when it's not clear what they are. I mean, "I'm going to write the next great american novel" or "I'm going to cure cancer" will make most people cringe, but I also think that the nature of DS is highly idealistic and Apcom might like to see someone who embodies that.

    My SAT score is 1550, though my life, especially the educational component, has been somewhat tumultuous.

    To address Wildermind's question:

    You should be worried; I'm worried too. Being worried means that you care, and although it is dark to think that you may not get in, it is also exhilarating to think that you may be admitted! Have faith in yourself. If you feel like you did your best, then you have nothing to regret, and if you feel like you could have done better, apply again next year.
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