Stanford 2007-2008 Deadlines and Essay questions

Stanford posted their 2007-2008 application deadlines and essay questions.

Application Calendar
Round one deadline: Oct 22, 2007
Round one notification: Jan 24, 2007

Round two deadline: Jan 7, 2008
Round two notification: April 3, 2008

Round three deadline: Mar, 21, 2008
Round three notification: May 15, 2008

Essay Questions

Please answer essay questions A, B, and C. We provide recommended lengths for each essay, but these are only guidelines. Most applicants will find 7-11 pages (in total) sufficient. If your responses total more than 11 pages, you need to upload the remaining pages in the Additional Information section.

* Essay A: What matters most to you, and why? (Recommended length is 3-4 pages, double-spaced)

* Essay B: What are your career aspirations? How will your education at Stanford help you achieve them? (Recommended length is 2-3 pages, double-spaced)

* Essay C: Short Essays””Options 1-4
Please answer two of the questions below. In answering each question, please tell us not only what you did, but also how you did it. Describe what you felt, said, and thought during these experiences. Tell us the outcome, and describe how people responded. Your responses should describe experiences that have occurred within the last three years.

Option 1: Tell us about a time when you did something that was not established, expected, or popular.
(Recommended length is 1-2 pages, double-spaced)

Option 2: Tell us about a time when you felt effective or successful.
(Recommended length is 1-2 pages, double-spaced)

Option 3: Tell us about a time when you had a significant effect on a group or individual.
(Recommended length is 1-2 pages, double-spaced)

Option 4: Tell us about a time when you tried to reach a goal or complete a task that was challenging, difficult, or frustrating.
(Recommended length is 1-2 pages, double-spaced)

In the coming weeks, we will start breaking down the essay questions for the top schools with tips on how to approach them. The season has begun!

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