Questions about the Optional Essay

<p>So a lot of schools allow you to send a graded school assignment, and I'm wondering if Tufts is one of those schools? If not, could I just send a paper like that as an editorial?</p>

<p>When my son applied ED last year, on its supplemental application Tufts asked applicants either to write an essay that includes directions for creating something (can't remember the exact wording) or to send in a graded analytical essay. My son sent in a graded paper from his English class. We were a bit nervous whether picking this option would be seen as a cop out, but he was totally stymied on how to even begin the creative essay option. We shouldn't have worried, he was accepted. </p>

<p>So, I'd check the supplemental essay options for this year and see if indeed Tufts is "one of those schools" as it was last year.</p>