So much of the college application is a recounting of things past—past grades, old classes, activities the student has participated in over several years. The personal essay is your chance to share who they are now and what they will bring to a college campus communities.
Basically, college admission officers are looking for three takeaways in your college essay:
- Who is this person?
- Will this person contribute something of value to our campus?
- Can this person write?