Writing the personal statement or admissions essay is an important, yet daunting task. The personal statement is your opportunity to shine as an individual to the Admissions Committee in a way that both reflects, and transcends, the rest of your application materials. An excellent personal statement can set you apart from other candidates by emphasizing your unique strengths and qualities. Getting started can feel overwhelming, so we are providing these resources to get you on your way.
The online guides and samples provided are divided by discipline. Don't hesitate to consult resources from all disciplines, since many of the tips and techniques for effective personal statements are common to all.