Workshop: Writing a Personal Statement for WWU

2181705081_89760c724a_bAre you planning to transfer to Western Washington University?

If you are, you will eventually write a personal statement which tells WWU admissions staff who you are behind the grades. It is pretty important may end up as the deciding factor for your admission to the university.

The good news is that on:

Thursday November 21st from 4-5 pm in Cascade Hall room 153 Whatcom Community College will be hosting WWU Admissions staff for a workshop on how to write the personal statement. There is no better chance to discover what the University wants from you and to ask questions that are relevant to you and your academic history.

Western’s Admissions webpage says the following about the essay:

Transfer Essay Questions – 2014
We believe that ability, potential and success are not measured exclusively by grades. Western values the diverse experiences and perspectives that make you unique. Your essay response will help the Admissions Committee learn what is important to you and what qualities you would bring to Western’s community. A response to Question #1 is required, but you may respond to more than one if applicable. We want to reassure you that there are no “right” or “wrong” responses and the number of questions to which you respond is up to you. We recommend 300-500 words per question (this is not a firm limit but a recommended range).
Required:
Tell us about your educational and/or professional goals, including academic preparation, life experiences, enrichment activities, future plans, etc. In addition, feel free to address what makes Western Washington University a good match for your interests.
Optional:
Western benefits from a student body whose energy and interests extend beyond the classroom. What interests or significant activities enrich your life?
Describe any special circumstances or hurdles that have challenged you personally or academically, and steps you have taken to move beyond those challenges.

For more information, please contact Entry & Advising at 360-383-3080.

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