a year ago
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How should I write 'Why transferred high schools' section on common app?

During my high school life, I attended three different schools. On the common app, there is a section that writes the reason why I left my previous school or why I choose to attend school. What I am wonder is should I write this section in essay format or bullet points format?


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a year ago

So I’d say neither but essay would be the closest as you should write in more of a SRQ (short response question) For North School to West School say

In x semester of x year I transferred from North school to West school becuase of insert reason (moving opt in etc). West offers x y z which North didn’t. I made sure to take advantage of the new opportunities offered at the new school by doing blah blah

Then repeat it for West School for South School by subbing the words.

Hope this helps and please comment if you need clarification as I’d be happy to help clarify!


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