Regional College Access Center

The Personal Statement for College Admissions and Scholarships

The Road to College

Why an Essay?

To personalize your application by giving the reader insight to one or more of the questions:

Who are you? What motivates you? What do you value? How have you experiences impacted your goals?

Who will be reading my essay?

Share Yourself

Write honestly about something important to you.

Write a unique essay- tell “your” story.

Who are you and who do you want to become?

What Types of Essays?

The YOU Question: A Personal Statement is our best means of getting to know you and your best means of putting your academic performance and activities in the context of your life.

The Why Us? Please relate your interest in studying at the University of your choice to your future goals.

The Creative Question: Tell us about a person who has had a significant influence on you, and describe that influence.