Writing College Admissions Essays: Tips & Resources
The college admissions essay is an important feature of your application. This is where you get to speak with the admissions personnel who are evaluating your application and through your writing convey a strong picture of who you are as a student and an individual. Be thoughtful and deliberate about the writing process. Take your time as your craft your responses and allow your best self to shine through.
Insight Questions: University of California
Personal Statements: Private Colleges and Universities
School Specific Prompts
Supplemental Essay Questions
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