Posted: August 14th, 2015
The personal statement should be a comprehensive essay outlining significant aspects of your academic and personal history, particularly for those that provide context for your academic achievements and education choices.
Address the following:
Tell us about your academic career to date, describing your performance, educational path, and choices. Describe any situation that may have had a significant positive or negative impact on your academic progress and/or curricular choices. Be sure to take into account actions you may have taken and resources you have utilized when dealing with academic struggles:
1.Tell us about your intended major and career aspirations. Describe your plans for preparing for your intended major. What led you to choose this major? How will the UW help you attain your academic, career, and/or personal goals?
2.Thoughtfully describe the ways in which culture has had an impact on your life and what you have learned about yourself and society as a result. How has your own cultural history enriched and/or challenged you?
3.Describe and personal hardships you have experienced and the steps you are taking to overcome these challenges while pursuing your education. Responsibilities balancing work, family, and school.
4.Describe your community or volunteer service, including leadership, awards, or increased levels of responsibility.
5. Describe your involvement in work as they have contributed to your academic, career, or personal goals.
6.UW benefits from a student body whose energy and interests extend beyond the classroom. What interests or significant activities enrich your life?
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