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No essay for Washington University supplement?

midwestDad2midwestDad2 Registered User Posts: 203 Junior Member
We can not find the essay topic for Washington University supplement. Can someone confirm there is no essay required for supplement? Thanks.
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Replies to: No essay for Washington University supplement?

  • ricosuave413ricosuave413 Registered User Posts: 72 Junior Member
    The only supplemenet that Wash U requires is the Pre Application Form that is available off of their website. Common consensus is that Wash U does not require an additional essay to encourage people to apply with the ease of the Common App sans supplement. They do however require multiple essays if you are applying for any of their numerous scholarship opportunities. I think the Anikka Rodriguez one requires at least two.

    I personally think from my experience with the University, that Wash U relies more on demonstrated interest with things such as campus visits and interviews to gauge a potential student applicant instead of relying on a second essay.

    Returning to the question, it can be confusing because on the Common App website, it says that Wash U has an offsite supplement. This is merely the Pre Application Data Sheet. I applied ED a few weeks ago and they notified me that my applicaiton had been succesfully completed and that they were only waiting for my first quarter grades to come in before they could start reviewing the application.

    Hope this helps
  • newprov29newprov29 Registered User Posts: 162 Junior Member
    yup, only the Pre-App Data sheet. no extra essay
  • Heplayer92Heplayer92 Registered User Posts: 448 Member
    But they do require essays for their scholarship programs?

    Any extra information on that?
  • Johnson181Johnson181 Registered User Posts: 4,226 Senior Member
    ^Yes, I believe all of the merit scholarship apps require essays.
  • ibagorenibagoren Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
    Now I am confused about the need for an essay:

    After submitting the Pre-Application Data Sheet/Supplement, there is a thank-you letter, with the following:

    If you would like to get a head start on the Common Application, the Personal Essay topics are listed below. You will need to submit an essay on one of the topics. Please indicate your name ....

    and there are 6 topics?!
  • Johnson181Johnson181 Registered User Posts: 4,226 Senior Member
    What's confusing?
    There is no outside, separate essay for WashU.

    However, there is still the commonapp essay. And commonapp gives you 6 choices (one of which is, I believe "a topic of your choice").
  • Don_QuixoteDon_Quixote Registered User Posts: 510 Member
    yep - so WashU *does* require an essay, it's just that the prompts (of which you have 6 choices) are the same for all Common App schools, so you only have to write one essay for all of the colleges that don't require an extra (unique) essay. And WashU isn't one of those schools with a supplemental essay. :)
    sorry to burst the bubble if you thought that "no supplemental essay" meant you didn't have to write anything though ;)
  • bunnysaberbunnysaber Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    such a nice school T.T
  • emhs09emhs09 Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    Ahhh! I too just submitted the Pre-application data sheet and with the thank you note got the list of the 6 essays to get a head start. I am home for winter break and was hoping to finish the app before i went back to school (I am applying as a transfer), unfortunately my internet went out and when I clicked refresh the page was gone, so I lost the list of topics. Can anyone please post the 6 topics, I really wanted to get this done before I went back to Auburn. Please and thank you!!
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