About the Personal Statement

If you are completing the Common App or the Thriving Student Application, please complete the Personal Essay under the Writing section of the application. Both applications have a list of possible topics from which to choose; please select the topic that interests you the most. Relax – there are no wrong answers. This is our chance to get to know you better and to understand how your experiences have helped shape you into the person you are today. We do ask that you be mindful of grammar, spelling and the content of what you wish to express. 

Note for international applicants: If your native language is not English, you may seek assistance when writing your Personal Statement.