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The Personal Statement Demystified

Erin Hutchinson – May 11, 2020

Class of 2021, check your email for an invitation to this Friday’s College Advising forum: The Personal Statement Demystified.

This summer will be a busy one as you start your college applications. One of the components of the application that takes the most time and effort – and therefore often causes the most anxiety – is the personal statement. We know that you likely have questions about what colleges are looking for, so we have invited representatives from The University of Richmond, The University of Southern California, and Columbia University to share their perspectives about the college essay and answer questions you might have.

You may submit questions ahead of time using the link in your emailed invitation (please submit questions by 8 AM on Friday, May 15). We will also accept questions submitted through the Q&A feature of Zoom during the webinar. The webinar will be recorded and available to watch at a later date if you are unable to join us on Friday.