Please join me for a FREE workshop on "Jumpstarting the College Admissions Essay," open to all high school students, to be held at the Montecito branch of the SB public library this coming Wednesday, October 21 at 4 PM, 1469 East Valley Road. Pre-registration encouraged.Read More
Words For My Future
Tips, news, and opinion about college admissions essays and writing.
This spring we interviewed Cuca Refugia, UCSB admissions officer evaluating each application. Ms. Refugia and her colleagues spend about 10 minutes total evaluating every applicant file.
So while strong personal statements on their own are no guarantee of admission, they can help you make a strong case for yourself. Especially if your essays highlight those qualities or experiences that don't show up elsewhere in your application. First, though, you'll need to understand what UC admissions officers are looking for when they review your application.Read More