Admissions 101: How to write a personal statement

Recorded Thursday, September 30 at 10:00 PM

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Description

The personal statement is the most important essay you’ll write during the college admissions process; it’s how you’ll communicate your personality and experiences to the admissions officers who will ultimately decide if you’re a good fit for their school.

In this stream, Yesh will be providing a full breakdown of everything you need to know about the personal statement, including: what admissions officers are looking for, common mistakes to avoid, and general tips for writing. He'll also go through an example of an essay or two on-air so you can see how admissions officers would critique this kind of essay.

Yesh will also open up the floor for a Q&A session to answer any questions you may have about the personal statement.

Your host

Undergrad College: Boston University '20

Major: Medical Science

Graduate College: Boston University School of Medicine

Work Experience: I've been working at CollegeVine for 3 years mentoring students through BS/MD and undergraduate admissions. I am currently a medical student and have done research at Boston Medical Center, Dana-Farber, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Yesh and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
40:22@afsheenK:If not in the personal statement, where do I let colleges know my list of accomplishments to make that impression as well?
44:05@afsheenK:How short do you recommend should your personal statement essay be? Number of pages or paragraph?

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