Curious to know what the supplemental Tufts admissions essays are for the upcoming admissions cycle? Wonder no more. As usual, the Tufts University admissions staff was rather creative. They’ve got a couple gems! Here’s one: “What does #YOLO mean to you?” For those not familiar with teenage vernacular, YOLO means “you only live once.” How would you respond to this essay prompt if you had to write the admissions essay?
There were apparently other admissions essay prompts in contention as well. According to a “Hairpin” piece on the admissions essays, the following questions were in consideration: “Sometimes life presents challenges, and you are not always able to obtain what you want, when you want it. Discuss a time when you have been told you cannot have something, and explain how this impacted your viewpoint of how important it is to have things, in general.” And another one: “A great American writer once said, ‘pimpin’ ain’t easy, but it sure is fun.’ Examine a personal experience that was hard work, but worth the effort.” Funny, right? Never thought pimpin’ would show up in a college admissions essay? Here’s another gem: “It’s Friday. Which of your mediocre talents are you going to post to the internet this weekend, and why?” Funny!
What do you think about these college essay prompts? Do you think these should have made the cut? Let us know your thoughts on the matter by posting below. We look forward to hearing from you. And, don’t forget, summer is the time to be writing your college admissions essays if you’re a rising senior. Get on it. Now. Lastly, we have not independently verified that these admissions essays were genuinely in consideration for the Tufts application this year. We’re just reporting what “Hairpin” reported so please note this disclaimer just in case that article isn’t accurate.