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The Georgia Tech Essay Prompts for 2019-2020 are Ready to Fly.

In Writing the Georgia Tech Application Essay on June 17, 2019 at 8:54 pm

Let’s begin our look at Georgia Tech this year with an “awesome” interview featuring GT’s excellent Dean of Admissions, Rick Scott–this interview is a few years old, but it still applies and offers an insider’s view of the process as a whole and the essays specifically–especially when it comes to what not to do when you are trying to achieve that high level of “Demonstrated Interest” and trying to craft the ideal essay . . . offers specific advice for parents as well as student applicants . . .

Click Here to hear this (great) Interview–it’s good for laughs and a little perspective on the process as a whole, while offering the perspective of a guy who reads applications for a living: The Old College Try

Lesson One on your GT essays: proofread, proofread, proofread . . . and as Dean Scott suggests, all you have to do is write a decent essay to beat out 19 of your peers. Now let’s look at GT’s prompts:

Georgia Tech Essay Prompts 2018-2019—6/19–GT Admissions confirmed during my annual phone call that there will are no significant changes planned for this year, with the basic ideas of each prompt remaining with perhaps a bit of rewording.

  1. Why do you want to study your chosen major at Georgia Tech, and how do you think Georgia Tech will prepare you to pursue opportunities in that field after graduation? (max 250 words)
  2. Please choose ONE of the following questions and provide an answer in 250 words or less.
    1. Tech’s motto is Progress and Service. We find that students who ultimately have a broad impact first had a significant one at home. What is your role in your immediate or extended family? And how have you seen evidence of your impact on them?  
    1. Georgia Tech is always looking for innovative undergraduates. Have you had any experience as an entrepreneur? What would you like Georgia Tech to provide to further your entrepreneurial interests?
    1. In our application review, we want to get to know you better. One way to do that is to understand a typical day for you. Please describe your typical day.
Here is what GT says they are looking for:

Essays are evaluated for both content and writing/grammatical skills. So, before submitting your application, you should take the time to edit and review your essay thoroughly. The traits of a strong essay include ones that:

  • Demonstrate authenticity
  • Brings you to life on paper
  • Are excellent in topic, style, and grammar
  • Demonstrate thoughtfulness

GT’s rather generic advice for completing this portion of the application:

  • Get started early. Don’t wait until the last minute to complete your essays!
  • Write and edit your essay in a document editor. Once you have the final draft, you can cut and paste it into your online application.
  • Don’t overthink it. It may not be easy to write about yourself, but just write what you feel most comfortable with.

I will be returning to update this with more detailed advice on writing the prompts, next week, so come on back soon.

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