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Pomona College 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
Most Pomona students enter the College undecided about a major, or they change their minds about their prospective major by the time they graduate. Certainly we aren't going to hold you to any of the choices you've made above. But please do tell us why you've chosen the major or majors (or Undecided!) that you have (in no more than 250 words). Required Long Answer 1/250
Please respond to one of the three following prompts. We’d recommend an essay between 400 and 600 words, but yours may be longer or shorter.
Prompt 1: You have been given the option of having one superpower, but, in exchange, you have to give up one of your five senses. If you take this offer, what do you hope to accomplish with your new power and what would you miss about the sense you’ve given up?
Prompt 2: For Pomona students, the College’s location in Southern California is integral in shaping their experience. Tell us about a location, real or fictional, that has shaped you in a meaningful way.
Prompt 3: A recent Critical Inquiry course at Pomona, ''I Disagree,'' poses these questions: What does it take to be the one juror out of twelve who votes innocent? What are the dangers of living with people who agree with you? How does a scientific or a religious community confront troublesome new ideas? Consider one or more of these questions and address ''the noble art of disagreement.''
Please upload a response to your selected prompt here:
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Writing Supplement Questions

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
Most Pomona students enter the College undecided about a major, or they change their minds about their prospective major by the time they graduate. Certainly we aren't going to hold you to any of the choices you've made above. But please do tell us why you've chosen the major or majors (or Undecided!) that you have (in no more than 250 words). Required Long Answer 1/250
Please respond to the following prompt:
What factors have influenced your decision to apply to Pomona College? What intrigues you about Pomona's approach to liberal arts education?
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Writing Supplement Questions

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: 08/09/2017
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