Here’s a little update for readers planning to apply to Fletcher for 2014 enrollment.
First, you’ll want to note that the online application will be unavailable for most of August. To be honest, this is a good thing. There’s no benefit to starting now to fill in the blanks — wait until the new application is in place.
On the other hand, eager applicants might want to outline their answers to the essay questions. As I mentioned earlier in the summer, we have (for the first time in many years) tweaked the questions. We took one option from essay two and inserted it in essay one, leaving only one option for essay two. In other words, here are the questions you’ll be asked to answer on this year’s application:
Essay One: Personal Statement
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? (600-800 words)
Share something about yourself to help the Committee on Admissions develop a more complete picture of who you are. (500 words, maximum)
I’m happy to provide essay-writing tips. Tell me (in a comment below) what you’d like to know!