2016 Important Application Dates
Student Applications Open: Tuesday, March 1, 8AM
Student Applications Close: Tuesday, April 5, 8AM
Student Application Status Available: Wednesday, May 4, 5PM
Student Commitment Deadline: Monday, May 9, 8AM
Required Seminar Meeting with Your Faculty: Mid-May
Withdraw Deadline: Tuesday, May 17
Steps to Apply
- Decide which course(s) to apply to. You may apply to up to three but may only participate in one.
- Determine if you are eligible and learn what will be required in your commitment.
- Review the questions below that all seminars require. Some courses may also include additional questions. Draft your responses outside of the application and then submit the final version.
Sophomore College Application Questions
What are the reasons you want to participate in this particular seminar? Faculty are interested in finding out your reasons for being interested in the seminar topic; there's no right answer- there are as many reasons as there are students who apply. Read the course description carefully; identify for yourself what caught your attention. Reflect on your long-term or recently-discovered interests, or how this seminar experience will build on your educational goals. Be specific and offer details that demonstrate thoughtfulness about your interests and goals as they relate to this seminar.
Students describe the diversity of perspectives they found in their classmates as one of the most important parts of Sophomore College. What particular contribution do you feel you could offer to this seminar? In your response, you are welcome to include your personal, familial, and cultural background; previous academic experience (college or pre-college); relevant extracurricular activities, including community work you may have done; and any social and work skills you've acquired that would make you a good member of this group and a contributor to the overall class experience.