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California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Writing Requirements


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Below is a list of required and optional writing questions for this school.  Depending on your answers to some questions you may be required to complete additional writing questions, so be sure to read all of the instructions within your application. 

First Year     Transfer

First Year

College-Specific Writing Questions

Question Required or
Optional
Long Answer or Upload Min/Max Word Count
Members of the Caltech community live, learn, and work within an Honor System with one simple guideline; 'No member shall take unfair advantage of any other member of the Caltech community.' While seemingly simple, questions of ethics, honesty and integrity are sometimes puzzling. Share a difficult situation that has challenged you. What was your response, and how did you arrive at a solution? (200 word max) Required Long Answer 5/200
Caltech students have long been known for their quirky sense of humor, whether it be through planning creative pranks, building elaborate party sets, or even the year-long preparation that goes into our annual Ditch Day. Please describe an unusual way in which you have fun. (200 word max) Required Long Answer 5/200
In an increasingly global and interdependent society, there is a need for diversity in thought, background, and experience in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. How do you see yourself contributing to the diversity of Caltech's community? (200 word max) Required  Long Answer 5/200
Scientific exploration clearly excites you. Beyond our 3:1 student-to-faculty ratio and our intense focus on research opportunities, how do you believe Caltech will best fuel your intellectual curiosity and help you meet your goals? (500 word max) Required Long Answer 5/500
What three experiences or activities have helped you explore your desire to study and possibly pursue a career in STEM? (200 words max) Required Long Answer 5/200
If you need additional space, please explain using the upload function button below. Please do not attach a resume or upload research papers. Caltech will email you an application confirmation with information on how to upload research papers through your student portal. Optional Upload --
 

Writing Supplement

Question Required or
Optional
Long Answer or Upload Min/Max Word Count
This college does not have a Writing Supplement. -- -- --
 
 


Transfer

College-Specific Writing Questions

Question Required or
Optional
Long Answer or Upload Min/Max Word Count
Members of the Caltech community live, learn, and work within an Honor System with one simple guideline; "No member shall take unfair advantage of any other member of the Caltech community." While seemingly simple, questions of ethics, honesty and integrity are sometimes puzzling. Share a difficult situation that has challenged you. What was your response, and how did you arrive at a solution? (200 word max) Required  Long Answer 5/200
Caltech students have long been known for their quirky sense of humor, whether it be through planning creative pranks, building elaborate party sets, or even the year-long preparation that goes into our annual Ditch Day. Please describe an unusual way in which you have fun. (200 word max) Required Long Answer 5/200
Scientific exploration clearly excites you. Beyond our 3:1 student-to-faculty ratio and our intense focus on research opportunities, how do you believe Caltech will best fuel your intellectual curiosity and help you meet your goals? (500 word max) Required Long Answer 5/500
In an increasingly global and interdependent society, there is a need for diversity in thought, background, and experience in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. How do you see yourself contributing to the diversity of Caltech's community? (200 word max) Required Long Answer 5/200
What three experiences or activities have helped you explore your desire to study and possibly pursue a career in STEM? (200 words max) Required Long Answer 0/200
Tell us about any research experiences you have had thus far as an undergraduate. This may include extracurricular research or a class project that you've done under a professor's direction Required Long Answer 0/300
If you need additional space, please explain using the upload function button below. Please do not refer us to an attached resume or upload research papers. Caltech will email you an application confirmation with information on how to upload these items through your student portal. Optional Upload --
 

Writing Supplement

Question Required or
Optional
Long Answer or Upload Min/Max Word Count
This college does not have a Writing Supplement. -- -- --

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  • Date Created: 08/08/2017
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