As summer slowly comes to its end, upcoming high school seniors begin to think about their college applications and how they’ll set themselves apart from other students. One way to stand out from the crowd is through the personal statement(s).
This year’s UC essay prompts
Those who will be applying to the University of California (UC) colleges will be glad to hear that the essay prompts this year are the same as the ones from the previous year. The first essay prompt is: “Describe the world you come from — for example, your family, community or school — and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations.” And the second essay prompt is: “Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are?”
Students may get a head start and work on their statements now. They must keep in mind that both essays must add up to a maximum of 1,000 words total and it is recommended that each essay be at least 250 long.
For more information about the UC application personal statements, visit the official UC admissions page about personal statements.