Deadlines to Submit
- Autumn Quarter: past
- Winter Quarter: past
- Spring Quarter: January 27, 2015
Use the Annual Seminar Plan chart found in the course catalog publication.
- Choose up to three courses per quarter and complete an essay for your first ranked (per quarter). If a course has a second or course specific question it must be answered regardless of how you rank the course. NOTE: When instructors review second or third ranked applications, they have the option to see the essay that a student submitted for their first ranked course.
- Can't locate the course? The catalog has different information? Changes happen, so review the Seminar Changes page for the most recent updates.
- More information on the essay question can be found below. For feedback about your essay, consider using the resources at the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking.
- The save button will record your selection and/or essay. Look for the confirmation email; you may return to the course application site to edit or update your submitted essay until the quarterly deadline. If you select more than one seminar in a given quarter, the system will rank your choices and give you the option to change it.
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Preview - Essay Question
Write an essay of no more than 350 words explaining why you are interested in taking this seminar: (1) Think about these questions: "What sparked your interest? What do you think you could contribute to the seminar?" Among the possible topics to consider in forming your response: previous academic experience; personal and cultureal background; long-term or recently discovered interests; desire to expore a new field; community service; hobbies or other activities, etc. Be specific, give details that illustrate your points, and use full sentences in a unified presentaiton.
More Information on the Essay Question:
- A few seminars may have additional course-specific questions. These must be answered even if the course is not ranked 1.
- Consider a short statement of interest that will convey as clearly and poignantly as possible why you selected the seminar and what you would contribute to the class.