Essay Questions

Below are the Essay questions on each program application. Students can begin thinking about their responses to essay questions before beginning their application.

CHAMP: Math

CHAMP does not have an essay question, but you will be asked about which math topics you have already studied, and which math books you have used.

ISHALL: English

Why do you think the ISHALL program is a good fit for your learning style, your interests, and/or your academic plans? Please also specify what you hope to gain beyond advanced/accelerated credits. Please write 1-2 developed paragraphs in response to this question.

LEAF: French

In at least 2 paragraphs written in English, please describe why you wish to enroll in the LEAF program and your experiences with the French language (if any).

GUPPY 3-4 and GUPPY 5-6

In at least two paragraphs, please write about the following topics: 
1) Why you would like to participate in the GUPPY program
2) Describe any extracurricular or advanced activities you have participated in and why you enjoyed them

CSI and Forensic Science

In at least two paragraphs, please describe the following:

1) Why you are interested in topics related to CSI and Forensic Science
2) Why you feel you should be selected for the CSI Forensic Science program

Future DOcs

Section 1 - The Section 1 essay is required

  • In 250-450 words, discuss the following: Why do you want to be in a health profession? What can it offer that other professions do not? i.e. you can help people as a teacher or social worker. Therefore, what draws you specifically to medicine?

Section 2 Choose ONLY (2) two questions from Section 2 and answer in 200-300 words each.

  • Provide an example of a community service or volunteer activity you have participated in that you feel has prepared you for Future DOcs.
  • What have you learned about medicine already and what do you want to learn more about?
  • What individuals have shaped your life and influenced you to pursue medicine and how will that help you in the future to contribute to the medical community?
  • Explain what diversity means to you and how you think it will affect your future goals. Provide an example of a situation where you encountered diversity, the outcome of the situation, and what you learned from the experience.

Optional Question

  • Is there anything else you want the Future DOcs-GATE admissions committee to know about you that is not addressed elsewhere in your application? If so, please explain.

MST@MSU (Grades 7-8)

In at least two paragraphs, please describe the following:
1) Why would you like to participate in MST@MSU?
2) Why do you feel you should be selected for MST@MSU?

MSTL (Grades 9-10)

In at least two paragraphs, please describe the following:
1) Why would you like to participate in MSTL?
2) Why do you feel you should be selected for MSTL?