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Swarthmore 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
In 150 to 250 words, please write about why you are interested in applying to and attending Swarthmore. Required Long Answer 150/250
 

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
Please answer one of the following short answer questions in 150 to 250 words.

1. Describe a time or occasion in which you were your "best self" as well as a time or occasion when you were your "worst self." Please reflect on what these experiences taught you about resilience and balance.
2. Swarthmore students are socially aware in both a broad, global context as well as an interpersonal, community context. They approach problems with intentionality, and they often contemplate their place in the world. Given this tendency we would like to know, "What keeps you up at night?"
Required Long Answer 150/250
Swarthmore is known for its intellectual vibrance, collaborative spirit, and commitment to civic and social responsibility. Please elaborate on one of these aspects and what it means to you, using examples from your own life in an essay that is between 150 and 250 words. You should also address how you anticipate your experience at Swarthmore to be different from your current institution or circumstance. Required Long Answer 150/250
 

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: 08/09/2017
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