FAQs for Education portion of Common Application
There are 5 sections you must complete on the Common App: Profile, Family, Education, Testing, Activities, and Writing
- School lookup: choose TWHS (365-647) or WKHS (365-507) Schools are notified from the information Michelle and I provide that you attend the Linworth Campus of TW or WK.
- Date of entry: August, 2014
- Is this a boarding school?: No
- Graduation date: May 20, 2018
- Counselor prefix: Ms.
- Counselor’s first name: Laura
- Counselor’s middle initial: M
- Counselor’s last name: Zelch
- Counselor’s job title: Secondary School Counselor
- Counselor’s e-mail: TWHS students use: email@example.com & WKHS students use: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Counselor’s phone: 614-450-6900
- If you have attended any other schools, please indicate number of schools: Remember, Linworth is a program and not a school
- Class rank reporting: None (unless you have a 4.0 cumulative GPA)
- Graduating class size: TWHS = 428 and WKHS = 300
- These are not required:
- Cumulative GPA: This is self-reported but we provide official GPA on your transcript
- GPA scale: 4
- GPA weighting: If you took any AP, IB, or CC+ classes prior to this year, enter weighted. If you have not, enter unweighted
- Examples of how are entered on your official transcript:
- Bird Brains = Ornithalogy
- MOOM = Math Outside of Math
- 100 Years = 100 Years of Linworth
- Water Exploration = Adventure Education at Lake Powell
- Opinions= Opinion Writing
- BAM! = Yoga; Bend and Move
- CALM = Create and Live Mindfully
- CSI = “The Science of Food”
- Conspiracy = “Conspiracy in History”
- Comparative Studies = “Comparative Studies in Religion”
- Horror Movie Madness = “Horror Themes in Cinema”
- Math is Fun = “The Joy of Math”
- Second semester:
- Walkabout, 2.5 credits
- Journal Writing, .5 credit
Common Application Essay Prompts
- Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
3. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
4. Describe a problem you’ve solved or a problem you’d like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma – anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.
5. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
6. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?
7. Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you’ve already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.