Changes to University of Washington's Essay Questions

2000px-university_of_washington_block_w_logo-svgStudents applying to the University of Washington-Seattle should take note that when its application went live recently there were a few differences from what was previewed on its website. The lengths of questions #1 and #3 changed, as did the wording for question #3. These questions have been updated in your College Essay Organizer account. Please find the updates below:

University of Washington-Seattle Question #1

Type
Required for all applicants
Question
Choose ONE topic from the five prompts listed below.
A) Tell a story from your life, describing an experience that either demonstrates your character or helped to shape it.
B) Describe a time when you made a meaningful contribution to others in which the greater good was your focus. Discuss the challenges and rewards of making your contribution.
C) Has there been a time when you've had a long-cherished or accepted belief challenged? How did you respond? How did the challenge affect your beliefs?
D) What is the hardest part of being a teenager now? What's the best part? What advice would you give younger siblings or friends (assuming they would listen to you)?
E) Submit an essay on a topic of your choice.
Length
600 words maximum

University of Washington-Seattle Question #3

Type
Required for all applicants
Question
Choose ONE of the following two topics and write a short essay.
A) The University of Washington seeks to create a community of students richly diverse in cultural backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints. How would you contribute to this community?
B) Describe an experience of cultural difference, positive or negative, you have had or observed. What did you learn from it?
Tip
You may define culture broadly in Topic 2. For example, it may include ethnicity, customs, values, and ideas, all of which contribute to experiences that students can share with others in college. As you reply to this question, reflect on what you have learned -- about yourself and society -- from an experience of cultural difference.
Length
300 words maximum

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