Personal Statement

The personal statement is an important part of your application for admission and scholarships. The University uses the statement to learn more about you as an individual your talents, experiences, achievements and points of view. Think of the personal statement as your opportunity to introduce yourself to the admissions officers and faculty who will be … Read morePersonal Statement

Grandma’s Clothes

Indicate a person who has had a significant influence on you, and describe that influence. What a familiar sight, I thought to myself as I subconsciously stopped to stare through the display window. A couple of mannequins were dressed in half-finished garments, surrounded by waves of colourful fabrics cascading down the table. Pools of thread … Read moreGrandma’s Clothes

Value of Diversity

A range of academic interests, personal perspectives, and life experiences adds much to the educational mix. Given your personal background, describe an experience that illustrates what you would bring to the diversity in a college community, or an encounter that demonstrated the importance of diversity to you. There simply was no solution. With tears of … Read moreValue of Diversity

Cosmos, Japan, and Lennon

How have you prepared academically for the University? If admitted what can you contribute to the University? Lastly, an open-ended question. Academic PreparationLast summer, I attended the COSMOS program at UC Santa Cruz to learn about Stars, Sight, and Science. Pulling up into the driveway of College Nine, my heart began to beat rapidly and … Read moreCosmos, Japan, and Lennon