The Writing Supplement


Examples and advice from incoming students

Whether you apply to Babson with the Common Application or the Babson Application, you will be asked to submit a writing supplement in response to the following prompt (please note, this is a new prompt beginning with students applying for Fall 2018):

Life is a collection of moments, some random, some significant. Right now, you are applying to Babson College. What moment led you here?​

You are invited to respond to the writing supplement with either a traditional essay (500 words maximum) OR a one-minute video. No preference is given to either format in admission decisions. We’ve collected several writing supplements from last year’s incoming class to serve as examples (please note that we changed the prompt for the Class of 2022). New members of the Babson community also shared their advice as you prepare your writing supplement.


Gabrielle Alias ’20, San Francisco, California

"It is so important to be true to yourself and speak from your heart. The admissions officers don't want to hear y​our resume, but what makes up YOU."​​

Watch Gabrielle’s video»

Ralph Haddad ’20, Beirut, Lebanon 

"Your vision defines you.  Make sure you share your own voice and your own personal vision.  Your supplement is not about creating the most interesting story.  It's about voicing your own."
Read Ralph's writing supplement »

Bessie Shiroki ’20, Buffalo, New York

"Remember the moment when you knew Babson was your perfect fit. Write enthusiastically, share your ideas confidently, and imagine yourself on campus. Show Babson who you strive to be."
Read Bessie's writing supplement »​

Amy Qin '20, Bellevue, Washington

"Tell a story. In doing so, show who you are, what you want, and why you want it."
Read Amy's writing supplement »