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Essay questions

Seaghost527Seaghost527 Registered User Posts: 318 Member
edited July 2006 in Emory University
What are the 3 Essay questions for Emory ?
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Replies to: Essay questions

  • dgeblldgebll Registered User Posts: 478 Member
    the application is available online. emory.edu. click admissions, emory college.
  • amadaniamadani Registered User Posts: 522 Member
    i believe they are why emory, important ec, and then the open question.
  • Blaze991Blaze991 Registered User Posts: 634 Member
    Does Emory use the commonAPP? Those questions seem pretty standard. Indeed, I think Emory places less emphasis on essays than many other highly selective colleges.

    I don't remember, as I used the emory.edu based application.
  • amadaniamadani Registered User Posts: 522 Member
    yes they use the common app but those listed above are the ones from the actual emory app which can be found here http://www.emory.edu/ADMISSIONS/admission-aid/the-application.htm .
  • NorCalDadNorCalDad Registered User Posts: 753 Member
    Blaze991, actually, Emory states that they place application essays in the "Very Important" category for evaluating admissions apps. (see my post on "Tips")

    This is one reason why I believe that applicants to any "early" notification program (ED or EA or SCEA) use the specific college's online application. There are occasionally differences in the questions/prompts, and even with the additional required supplements, I don't think it will result in the "best effort" an applicant put forth for an "early" notification program.
  • dgeblldgebll Registered User Posts: 478 Member
    The don't care whether you use the common app, their app, send it online, or mail it. The admission office really does read everything you send them, three times actually, each by a different person. The essay questions are very important, as they need them to learn more about you as an applicant, something beyond what the numbers and your rec letters say. There is a supplement to the common app that is available on the admission web site. That makes up for what the common app doesn't cover.
  • Weasel8488Weasel8488 Registered User Posts: 2,747 Senior Member
    NorCalDad, colleges that accept the Common App are required to sign a document saying they will give it the same weight as their own app. I'm not saying that you are wrong because I don't know what goes on in committee, but it seems unlikely that Emory would punish an applicant for not using the Emory application. It would be interesting to see statistics on the percent of students admitted and/or given scholarships for each application.
  • NorCalDadNorCalDad Registered User Posts: 753 Member
    Weasel, I don't think it's a matter of right or wrong either -- matter of personal preference, essentially. I do think it's a good idea to at least make the comparison between the Common App essays prompts vs. a school's essay prompts. In some cases, if you map out the specific differences, you might wonder whether there's an advantage (however slight) to address the prompts/queries offered by that individual school. Conceivably, it may not make much of a difference, and certainly I wouldn't think any school would "punish" an applicant for not using application options they state are acceptable. The point I make is that there are slight differences, and if a student is submitting an ED application, it shows just that much more interest.

    In the case of Emory's own application, there is a section that asks, "Which contacts have you had with Emory?" This is followed by 18 different boxes an applicant can check, e.g., campus visit, emory website, friend, Emory alumnus, Emory faulty, etc. The next question is, "Which contact has been most helpful?"

    If one is submitting the Common App, along with Emory's Common App Supplement, there is no opportunity to respond to the above.

    I suspect we are parsing small factors, and there is certainly no better option than to have prepared oneself academically.
  • amadaniamadani Registered User Posts: 522 Member
    i don't think that emory cares which one an applicant uses, but, since the school does take notice of interest, ie the checkboxes, it might be a good idea especially in RD to show that you really like the school. i'm not saying that using the common will hurt but, however if there is a genuine interest, the school will be able to see through its own application.
  • Weasel8488Weasel8488 Registered User Posts: 2,747 Senior Member
    Thanks for the clarification. I think I have a better sense of what you were originally trying to say.
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