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Personal Statement

Submitting a Personal Statement

The University of California System requires two brief essays, called Personal Statements, as part of the Application.  You can also use these for many of the scholarships you may want to apply for. 

We have three documents here to help you work on them before you apply:

1.  Personal Statement Topics (click to download)

2.  UC Personal Statement Prompts 2012-13 (click to download)

3.  What Makes a Great Personal Statement? (Click to download)

 

Download these documents and then use them to gather information and write your essays.  When you apply, just cut and paste the finished essay into your application

 

Remember these important tips: 

1.  START EARLY

2.  WRITE PERSUASIVELY

3.  PROOFREAD FOR ERRORS

4.  COPY AND PASTE

5.  RELAX

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