2010-11 First-year Application For Spring 2011 or Fall 2011 Enrollment
APPLIC ANT N/A Goldman Emma Legal Name ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Last/Family/Sur (Enter name exactly as it appears on official documents.)
Preferred name, if not ﬁrst name (choose only one) ______________________
Former last name(s), if any _______________________________________
June 27, 1869 Birth Date ____________________________________________________ Female Male
US Social Security Number, if any ___________________________________
Optional, unless applying for US Federal financial aid with the FAFSA form
Preferred Telephone Home Cell Home (_______) __________________________________ Cell (_______) __________________________________ Area/Country/City Code
E-mail Address ________________________________________________
IM Address ____________________________________________________
Permanent home address __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Number & Street
County or Parish
If different from above, please give your current mailing address for all admission correspondence.
(from ___________ to ___________) (mm/dd/yyyy)
Current mailing address __________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Number & Street
County or Parish
If your current mailing address is a boarding school, include name of school here: ____________________________________________________________ _____
FUTURE PLANS Your answers to these questions will vary for different colleges. If the online system did not ask you to answer some of the questions you see in this section, this college chose not to ask that question of its applicants.
Wellesley College ________________________________________________________
Deadline ______________________________________________________ mm/dd/yyyy
Entry Term: Fall (Jul-Dec)
Do you intend to apply for need-based ﬁnancial aid?
Decision Plan___________________________________________________ Language, the history of the American worker, Academic Interests _____________________________________________
Do you intend to apply for merit-based scholarships?
medicine (specifically nursing, midwife, and birth control), ____________________________________________________________
Do you intend to enroll in a degree program your ﬁrst year?
Yes No Yes No Yes No
Yes Do you intend to live in college housing? ______________________________
Spreading confidence among the overworked and underprivileged, especially women Career Interest _________________________________________________
Bachelor of Arts What is the highest degree you intend to earn? _________________________
Do you intend to be a full-time student?
DEMOGRAPHICS Non-US Citizen Citizenship Status ______________________________________________
1. Are you Hispanic/Latino?
Russian Citizenship Non-US Citizenship ______________________________________________
Yes, Hispanic or Latino (including Spain) No
_____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________ Years lived in the US? ____________________________________________ Russian Empire Lithuania Kovno Birthplace ________________________________________________________ City/Town
2. Regardless of your answer to the prior question, please indicate how you identify yourself. (Check all that apply.) American Indian or Alaska Native (including all Original Peoples of the Americas) Are you Enrolled? Yes No If yes, please enter Tribal Enrollment Number________________ _________________________________________________________________________
Russian First Language _________________________________________________ Engish Primary language spoken at home _____________________________________
Asian (including Indian subcontinent and Philippines)
Sadly no, I was forbidden from Are you proﬁcient in any other languages? _______________________________ extending my education due to being a woman. _________________________________________________________________
Black or African American (including Africa and Caribbean)
Optional The items with a gray background are optional. No information you provide will be used in a discriminatory manner. Absolutely not! Marital Status ____________________________________________________ Religious Preference _______________________________________________ US Armed Services veteran? Yes No ©
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Native Hawaiian or Other Paciﬁc Islander (Original Peoples) _________________________________________________________________________
White (including Middle Eastern) _________________________________________________________________________
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Honors Brieﬂy list any academic distinctions or honors you have received since the 9 th grade or international equivalent (e.g., National Merit, Cum Laude Society). Grade level or post-graduate (PG)
Level of Recognition School State/ National InterRegional national
I did not receive any honors in my life, but I have received the honor of losing my freedom in the name of anarchy. _________________________________________________________________________________
_________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES & WORK EXPERIENCE Extracurricular Please list your principal extracurricular, volunteer, and work activities in their order of importance to you. Feel free to group your activities and paid work experience separately if you prefer. Use the space available to provide details of your activities and accomplishments (speciﬁc events, varsity letter, musical instrument, employer, etc.). To allow us to focus on the highlights of your activities, please complete this section even if you plan to attach a résumé. Grade level or post-graduate (PG) 9
Approximate time spent PG
Hours per week
When did you participate in the activity? Summer/ Weeks School School per year year Break
Positions held, honors won, letters earned, or employer
If applicable, do you plan to participate in college?
Prominent Speaker in the Anarchist movement ________________________________________________________________
Using my charismatic speaking ability, I spread the word of free love, birth control, the possibilities anarchy presents, etc. Activity _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Editor of an Anarchist journal ________________________________________________________________
I am the editor of the literary journal Mother Earth to spread the word of the anarchist movement. It has become one of the most radical journals in the country with widespread influence.
Published Author ________________________________________________________________
I have written books and other publications, most recently the book Anarchism and Other Essays. Activity _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Nurse and Midwife ________________________________________________________________
I became interested in nursing and midwifery while incarcerated. I got professionally trained in Europe before practicing my new skills in nursing and midwifery in the Lower East side of New York.
Sweatshop worker ________________________________________________________________
In Russia and as a new Immigrant, I toiled in sweatshops alongside the overworked and underprivileged before realizing the importance of the anarchist movement.
Activity _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ©
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WRITING Short Answer Please brieﬂy elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences in the space below or on an attached sheet (150 words or fewer). ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Personal Essay Please write an essay (250 words minimum) on a topic of your choice or on one of the options listed below, and attach it to your application before submission. Please indicate your topic by checking the appropriate box. This personal essay helps us become acquainted with you as a person and student, apart from courses, grades, test scores, and other objective data. It will also demonstrate your ability to organize your thoughts and express yourself. NOTE: Your Common Application essay should be the same for all colleges. Do not customize it in any way for individual colleges. Colleges that want customized essay responses will ask for them on a supplement form.
Evaluate a signiﬁcant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you. Discuss some issue of personal, local, national, or international concern and its importance to you. Indicate a person who has had a signiﬁcant inﬂuence on you, and describe that inﬂuence. Describe a character in ﬁction, a historical ﬁgure, or a creative work (as in art, music, science, etc.) that has had an inﬂuence on you, and explain that inﬂuence. A range of academic interests, personal perspectives, and life experiences adds much to the educational mix. Given your personal background, describe an experience that illustrates what you would bring to the diversity in a college community or an encounter that demonstrated the importance of diversity to you. Topic of your choice.
Additional Information If there is any additional information you’d like to provide regarding special circumstances, additional qualiﬁcations, etc., please do so in the space below or on an attached sheet. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Disciplinary History Have you ever been found responsible for a disciplinary violation at any educational institution you have attended from 9th grade (or the international equivalent)
forward, whether related to academic misconduct or behavioral misconduct, that resulted in your probation, suspension, removal, dismissal, or expulsion from the institution? Yes No Have you ever been adjudicated guilty or convicted of a misdemeanor, felony, or other crime? Yes No [Note that you are not required to answer “yes” to this question, or provide an explanation, if the criminal adjudication or conviction has been expunged, sealed, annulled, pardoned, destroyed, erased, impounded, or otherwise ordered by a court to be kept conﬁdential.] If you answered “yes” to either or both questions, please attach a separate sheet of paper that gives the approximate date of each incident, explains the circumstances, and reﬂects on what you learned from the experience.
SIGNATURE Application Fee Payment If this college requires an application fee, how will you be paying it? Online Payment Will Mail Payment Online Fee Waiver Request Will Mail Fee Waiver Request Required Signature I certify that all information submitted in the admission process-including the application, the personal essay, any supplements, and any other supporting materials-is my own work, factually true, and honestly presented, and that these documents will become the property of the institutions to which I am applying and will not be returned to me. I understand that I may be subject to a range of possible disciplinary actions, including admission revocation, expulsion, or revocation of course credit, grades, and degree should the information I have certiﬁed be false. I acknowledge that I have reviewed the application instructions for each college receiving this application. I understand that all offers of admission are conditional, pending receipt of ﬁnal transcripts showing work comparable in quality to that upon which the offer was based, as well as honorable dismissal from the school. I afﬁrm that I will send an enrollment deposit (or equivalent) to only one institution; sending multiple deposits (or equivalent) may result in the withdrawal of my admission offers from all institutions. [Note: students may send an enrollment deposit (or equivalent) to a second institution where they have been admitted from the waitlist, provided that they inform the ﬁrst institution that they will no longer be enrolling.] Signature _______________________________________________________________________________________________ Date ___________________ mm/dd/yyyy
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I have lived a life of fractures. Fractures with my family, fractures with my birth country, fractures with men, but I found a cast in the anarchist movement. In 1887 when four innocent anarchists were hanged, I realized the injustice workers of the world face and vowed to spread my beliefs. I had been a sweatshop worker, but had never understood the realities of my situation. The brave laborers in the Haymarket Square brought reality to my attention and pushed me to be brave. I slowly began participating in the anarchist movement and began to share the spoken word with those who would listen. My voice had a way of stimulating the power of the overworked and underprivileged laborers. I wanted people to understand their right to individual freedom and break from the government and aristocracy holding them back. I was beginning to be brave. The anarchy movement was bulging and I felt I was making an impact through my charismatic speeches and writings. Sadly, my bravery swiftly fractured. Alexander Berkman, a brave man, tried to bring down the steel tycoon Henry Frick and was sentenced to jail. I lost my appetite for using violence to create anarchy and guilt emerged from not being brave enough to join Berkman. I continued to use my voice to arouse confidence in the overworked and underprivileged, but my guilt needed to be assuaged. Soon a cast came in the form of my incarceration. I generated a riot with the power of my voice and was sentenced to jail. I had finally been brave, brave enough to lose my freedom in the name of anarchy. My fractured life was mended when I lost my freedom. I learned the trade of a nurse and midwife, I started a journal which became incredibly influential, and I continued to lose my freedom in the name of anarchy. I have come to realize that to continue making a difference, I must extend my knowledge and share my freedom of self with other woman in the world. I want to attend Wellesley college to continue my traditional education so I can have a greater impact on the overworked and underprivileged.