Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family. I can’t feel my legs. That was my first thought when I woke up in a hospital room alone. I saw red when I opened my eyes; maybe it was the memory of … Read more Growing Up
General explanation of who I am and why the university should accept me “Jooooorrrrddddannnnn,” my mom screamed with utter fear and panic in her voice. Surprisingly, amongst all of the chaos, her voice was all that I heard. I’m not sure if I was disoriented, bewildered or just in complete shock but at that particular … Read more My Life
The Latin words, “Vires, Artes, Mores” have been the guiding philosophy behind Florida State University. Vires signifies strength of all kinds – moral, physical, and intellectual; Artes alludes to the beauty of intellectual pursuits as exemplified in skill, craft, or art; and Mores refers to character, custom, or tradition. Describe how one or more of … Read more Vires, Artes, Mores
How are the values of Artes reflected in my everyday life? Michelangelo, perhaps the most renowned painter of the Renaissance, once said: “A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.” I interpret this quote to mean that art is created with the intention to convey ideas and express emotions as well as … Read more My Life as It Reflects Artes
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. My dad taught me my first science lesson. He knew it did not have to start at school, but rather the minute a … Read more Master of Answers
Recognizing that you have applied to a specific area of study in your major, please describe the reason you are interested in your chosen academic program. Discuss personal experiences and goals that relate to your major choice. If you are intending to double major, please feel free to discuss both majors, but be aware of … Read more Why Engineering?
What qualities or unique characteristics do you possess that would allow you to contribute to the UCF community? Why did you apply to UCF? What qualities or unique characteristics do you possess that would allow you to contribute to the UCF community? At first, I didn’t know how it could be done. Transforming six sheets … Read more Quietly Fail, Loudly Win
Describe a significant interest or experience that has special meaning for you. Although my tale is about a basketball player, it is not about a six-foot-eleven athlete whose name is splashed across the sports pages of daily newspapers and whose picture graces the tops of Nike and Adidas boxes. Rather, this is a story of … Read more Running Child