Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (MA)

Common Application


 EA/EA II: Nov. 10
 Regular Decision: Feb. 1

2012 Essay Questions:

Common Application Essays:

1.      Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences in the space below (1000 character maximum). 

2.      Please write an essay (250-500 words) on a topic of your choice or on one of the options listed below. 

l  Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.

l  Discuss some issue of personal, local, national, or international concern and its importance to you. 

l  Indicate a person who has had a significant influence on you, and describe that influence. 

l  Describe a character in fiction, a historical figure, or a creative work (as in art, music, science, etc.) that has had an influence on you, and explain that influence. 

l  A range of academic interests, personal perspectives, and life experiences adds much to the educational mix. Given your personal background, describe an experience that illustrates what you would bring to the diversity in a college community, or an encounter that demonstrated the importance of diversity to you. 

l  Topic of your choice.

Supplemental Essay Questions: 

1.      How did you become interested in WPI? (Characters available 650)

2.      To what other colleges are you applying? (Characters available 500)

Documents Required:

Other Information:
                    WPI Undergraduate Admissions Processing Center, 
                    PO Box 480 , Randolph, MA 02368-0480

Phone:                   508-831-5286
FAX:                       508-831-5875
E-mail:                    cadmissions@wpi.edu
Application Info:    http://www.wpi.edu/admissions/undergraduate.html

SAT/TOEFL Code:    3696
ACT Code: