Your college essay, or personal statement, is an important component of the college application process because it shows admissions officers who you are beyond the numbers. Most colleges require a brief personal statement (maximum of 650 words) and many colleges require additional supplemental essays. Colleges want to get to know more about you, but they also want to know that you can write. Our general suggestion is to write many drafts and get lots of feedback—from your counselors, your english teacher, your parents, friends, other family members— the more feedback you get, the better!
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