Many UCA colleges require or accept the UCA Essay or Personal Statement.
The college may also ask additional essays as part of their college-specific supplement.
The 25 creative college essay prompts listed above should give you a starting point to write your own personal statement.
Tell a story that directly or indirectly illustrates the type of person you are. Describe the most embarrassing moment of your life and explain what you learned from that experience and how it has made you a better or stronger person today.
Copy your essay into the text box provided in the applicaton.
Be sure that you adhere to the specified word and character limits.
This is especially important to note if you’re aiming to attend a very competitive school – everyone applying is going to have a high GPA, a laundry list of advanced classes, and will have been president of every student organization since the dawn of mankind. So treat a college application essay as a tool for standing out in ways the robots can’t.
It’s a lot like the cover letter you write when applying for a job – it’s your chance to reveal the person behind the accomplishments and statistics.
Be sure to write your essay ahead of time in a text editor so you have ample time to edit and make changes.
It is not recommended that you type your first draft directly into the text box within the application.