Michigan State Releases New Essay Prompts for 2011

Michigan State University just released new essay prompts for rising seniors applying to college for the fall of 2011.

The Personal Statement is part of Michigan State’s undergraduate application for admission. As part of the application, each applicant is required to submit a short essay of up to 400 words from a list of designated topics. This statement may be consideredas a positive factor to enhance admissibility, as well as for scholarship consideration. Personal Statement topics on the 2011 application foradmission are:

1) Briefly discuss an activity or organization that you have participated in or are currently participating in outside of your owncultural group.

2) If admitted to Michigan State, you will join a diverse community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Please respondto the following hypothetical situation: In your first-semester English course you are assigned a group writing project to be completed within a week. In addition to yourself, your group is comprised of five other students, some of whom are from different countries and/or have different racial/ethnic backgrounds than you. Please explain how your past life experiences will help you effectively collaborate with your group members in order to achieve success on this project.

3) If you feel that your high school record does not accurately represent your academic abilities, please explain why. Includeand discuss particular extenuating circumstances that may have contributed to any scholastic challenges.