The personal statement is your opportunity to introduce yourself to the people reading your application. Think of it as your interview with the admissions office. Be open, be honest and remember to talk about yourself. This will give us a better understanding of the information you present in other parts of your application.
Your personal statement is made up of three sections: Two required prompts and one optional prompt. Respond to both required questions, using a maximum of 1,000 words total. You may allocate the word count as you wish, but we suggest each of your answers be no less than 250 words.
1st prompt: Describe the world you come from — for example, your family, community or school — and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations.
2nd prompt: Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud, and how does it relate to the person you are?
Prompt 3: If you wish, you may use this space to tell us anything else you want us to know about you that you have not had the opportunity to describe elsewhere in the application.