The Fletcher Admissions website currently has a page called Apply to Fletcher, but there’s no application to be found. We usually keep the application up throughout the summer, but this year is different because we are in the process of transitioning to an entirely new application system. ENTIRELY new! Applicants should find the new interface to be far friendlier than the old one, and the Admissions Committee will be able to stop dragging applications around — everything will be found conveniently in the cloud. As you can imagine, this is a big change for us. I think it’s fair to say that we’re all excited but nervous about how the change will play out.
Meanwhile, for those who really wanted to get going on their applications, there’s one big piece of info I can share. The essay questions will not be changing. The two essays that are shared by all degree programs will be:
Essay 1: Personal Statement (600-800 words)
Fletcher’s Committee on Admissions seeks to ensure that there is a good match between each admitted student and the School.
Please tell us your goals for graduate study at Fletcher and for your career. Describe the elements of your personal, professional, and/or academic background that have prepared you for your chosen career path. Why is The Fletcher School the right place to pursue your academic objectives and to prepare you to meet your professional goals? Why have you selected the degree program to which you are applying? If you are planning to pursue a joint degree, please be sure to address this interest in your personal statement.
Essay 2 (500 words maximum)
Share something about yourself to help the Committee on Admissions develop a more complete picture of who you are.
That should be enough of an assignment to keep you busy until we post the link to the new application. Even if you don’t want to start writing yet, you might like having a little extra time to think through your answers.