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Personal Statement

The college application is the final step in a child's college search process. While the application consists of many parts, no component is as individualized as the personal statement. Schools may have different prompts for their essays but one thing is certain: this is your chance to share yourself. A key to success is ensuring that a student is putting their best foot forward when applying. Let's start here by looking over some resources that break down the college application essays.

Included on this page:

  • Comprehensive videos (~45 mins and ~55 mins) on the personal statement

Listen as college admission professionals discuss financial aid at this year's virtual fair. (Video is ~45 minutes in length.) Click the topics below if you wish to hear more on a specific subject:

Jennifer Winward, PhD, Founder & CEO Winward Academy and Teaching Professor at University of California San Diego shares her experience and perspective on crafting the perfect personal statement. Video is ~55 mins in length.

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