As promised, here are the essay questions for the 2014 First Year application.
1. Choose an intellectual or creative opportunity (for example, community involvement, a summer program, a unique project, travel abroad, etc.) from your high school years that you have enjoyed and highlight how you have grown personally because of the experience.
2. It has been said that every friend and acquaintance with whom you share your life can become, in ways small or large, a part of who you are. Briefly tell us about one such person—not a relative—who many people would say is quite different from you. Use only her or his first name, and in particular, reflect on your interactions and how those experiences may have changed you.
3. Tell us an interesting or amusing story about yourself that you have not already shared in your application.
4. UGA’s First Year Odyssey Program offers more than 300 seminar courses for new freshmen. Some examples include “The History of Horseracing”, “Einstein and the Theories of Relativity” and “The Zombie Plague”. If you could create your own seminar course at UGA in any subject area that interested you, what would it be? What would the course be named and what would you hope to learn?
These four essay questions will be required for First Year applicants who apply Regular Decision or are deferred Early Action. Each essay should be about 150 to 200 words, but remember to focus on substance and not word count. Before submitting your application and essays in the Fall, always remember to proofread and edit! The First Year application will be available in early September.