Commitment to Academic Preparation for College
Your commitment to academic preparation for college, becoming a competitive applicant for college admission, and taking ownership of your future college and career goals are the most important factors in our process of selecting students for admission
This is your opportunity to tell us about yourself — your hopes, ambitions, life experiences, inspirations. We encourage you to take your time on this assignment. Be open. Be reflective. Find your individual voice and express it honestly.
As you respond to only one of the essay prompts below, think about the admissions team who will read your statement and what you want them to understand about you. While your personal statement is only one of many factors we consider when making our admission decision, it helps provide context for the rest of your application.
Directions: All applicants must respond to one essay prompt using one the following submission options:
Essay Submission Options
Option 1 (Written Response). Write an essay in no more than 1000 words (single spaced or double spaced, 12pt font) responding to one essay prompt below.
Option 2 (Video Response). Record a video presentation of yourself responding to one essay prompt below.
Please choose one essay prompt out of the three prompts below and respond using one of the essay submission option stated above. Do not respond to more than one essay prompt.
Describe the world you come from — for example, your family, community or school — and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and career aspirations. In addition, please explain why you decided to apply for admission and what you expect to learn and experience from participating in the program.
What is your top choice career interest or career goal? Discuss how your interest in the career developed and describe any experience you have had in the field — such as volunteer work and internships. In addition, please explain why you decided to apply for admission and what you expect to learn and experience from participating in the program.
The life lessons we learn from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to your future success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? Additionally, please explain why you decided to apply for admission and what you expect to learn and experience from participating in the program.