You are encouraged to compose your statement in a text-only word processor (e.g., Notepad), review your statement for errors, then cut and paste the final version into the text box. You are limited to 5,000 characters, including spaces. Note: If you paste text from some word processing programs (i.e. Microsoft Word) certain formatting characters such as angled quotes, accents, and other special characters will not display properly. Please review your final text and make corrections to the format as necessary.
Adding a Personal Statement
Step 1: Click “Add New Entry”
Step 2: Enter “Essay Title”
Step 3: Enter statement/description
Note: You may copy and paste the statement from a Microsoft Word document. Please remember to insert a couple spaces after the last sentence to generate a character count.
Step 4: Click Submit and return to Personal Statement Review page, where you will notice your Personal Statement information
Entering More Than One Statement:
If you are applying to multiple schools and want to make your statements specific to each school follow the instructions above, and name additional essays with different unique descriptions. To assign essays to specific schools, click the “ADD NEW ENTRY” link once you have selected your school designations and choose the appropriate essay from the drop-down menu that appears.
The Statement review page
To update your Statement click on the blue title to your Professional Statement. To delete a Statement click the red SUBMIT button under Actions on the Right side of the screen
PLEASE NOTE: The personal statement is not required for admission at every institution. Please contact each institution for specific requirements.