APEX Application Checklist

 Apply for admission to Iowa State University

 Submit an APEX Application by March  5, 2018:

 Your APEX Application Will Include:

  • General information including a list of any Advanced Placement and college coursework.

  • Two brief essays

Briefly explain (in 500-600 words OR 4,000 characters or fewer) what you have learned through your academic experiences and involvement with leadership activities. As you prepare this essay, we encourage you to consider the following: 

  • How does this learning connect to your larger educational and/or life goals?

  • Why are you interested in attending APEX?

  • How do you envision that your involvement with APEX will deepen your thinking about leadership and academic success?

Briefly explain (in 500-600 words OR 4,000 characters or fewer) what leadership, community involvement or service opportunities have been the most meaningful for you. As you prepare this essay, we encourage you to consider the following:

  • What does leadership mean to you?  How have you incorporated your personal definitions into your leadership, community involvement or service experiences?

  • What skills, talents or interests have you developed as a result of your leadership involvement and/or service experiences?

  • References including the contact information for two individuals who can serve as references for you.

  Applicant information will be securely stored and transmitted privately. Once completed, it will be reviewed by our selection committee. You will be     contacted by the end of March 2018 regarding the status of your application. 

 Accept your offer to participate in APEX 2018 by Wednesday, April 18, 2018

 Accept your offer of Admission to Iowa State University by May 1, 2018