Personal Statement Procrastination Thread!

<p>How many of us transfers have yet to even attempt to write our P.S? </p>

<p>I'm just having difficulty answering the first part, as I have done no leadership, not much in my interested major etc. </p>

<p>Ahh I'm just panicking you know~</p>

<p>same here, i havent start my ps yet, so lazy with school work + personal issues. I think i will just write an average ps. probably 6/10..</p>

<p>What schools are you applying to? I'd think a barely passable P.S would be okay for the lower tiered UC's (possibly even UCSD if you tagged) but UCLA and CAL? Hmm...</p>

<p>Not to mention a CAL representative at my CC the other day essentially told me that a 3.9 was nothing special and not to expect admission if I don't have a lot of volunteer work/ leadership etc. etc. :(</p>

<p>^ if it is for HAAS then the CAL rep has a good point. I mean people with 4.0 were rejected from HAAS, so I would recommend if your applying to HAAS to bolster your volunteer work (especially in the business sector, ie banks, local companies, even interning).</p>

<p>@tragicxeyes
I noticed that in past threads you mentioned that you're a history major. You'll probably be fine with a 3.9 as long as your essays are ok.</p>

<p>Also: <a href="http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/counselors/files/ETS11_TransferMatrix.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/counselors/files/ETS11_TransferMatrix.pdf&lt;/a>
On the bottom page: "Does the campus use the personal statement in review of transfer applicants for UC admission"</p>

<p>UCSD - No</p>

<p>In other words, they don't even look at it.</p>

<p>Looking to starting sometime during thanksgiving break, hopefully.</p>

<p>I'm going to UCI / UCD and I was wondering if someone can read my personal statement and tell me what you think / be critical about it! my email is andrew.ludwig91 @ gmail . com the spaces are so that my email isn't ********* anyways. email me and ill send you my personal statement. thanks :) I'll give you more information about major, etc. when i email you my statement.</p>

<p>so santa barabra doesn't consider personal statements in admissions?</p>

<p>can i just write the alphabet or something? </p>

<p>what's the point if they don't even read it.</p>

<p>I'd definitely write one, but you can just send one that you've only wrote 1 draft of, or go write it on the spot, you know? UCD doesn't look at personal statement much when deciding either. they look at your academics.</p>

<p>I definitely put effort in my PS's when I was applying from high school, but now I'm not stressin' :) (about the essays, that is...Tuesday morning when I step into my classroom for my stats exam...well, might be a different story then.)</p>

<p>/applying to lower-tier schools.</p>

<p>The purpose of the personal statement is mostly to introduce yourself to the evaluator, and to convince them that you are a real person. I don't think what you write is much of a game-changer, as your grades still speak the loudest on your application.</p>

<p>well uc has three essays, now i hear UCSB doesn't read any of them for transfer students. is this so?</p>

<p>wth?></p>

<p>@sfkid, </p>

<p>Does the campus use the personal statement in review of transfer applicants for UC admission? 9</p>

<p>Berkeley - Yes
Davis - No
Irvine - Yes
Los Angeles - Yes
Merced - Yes
Riverside - No
San Diego - No
Santa Barbara - No
Santa Cruz - No</p>

<p>9 While campuses vary in use of the personal statement, all use it to evaluate gaps in applicants’ educational history or in the evaluation of applicants for certain scholarships.</p>

<p>So if one is applying to a uc that does not review essays as part of admissions yet according to you evaluate them to see certain caps what should be the focus of my essay?</p>

<p>I thought i would highlight something positive, but my academics aren't that stellar so perhaps the essay should be more about disability? Can a strong personal essay for UCSB/UCD truly make a difference if they are lacking in other areas?</p>

<p>Because if UC is simply going to trash my writing I will just write a 200 word summary of experience.</p>

<p>Can someone read Mine?</p>

<p>Prompt #2 I directly lifted from a speech assignment we had introducing ourselves with a personal experience. =-))))))</p>

<p>NICE i wish there was a like button :)</p>

<p>i'm waiting until november 30 at 11:59:59:59:59 to create my uc application account</p>

<p>haha such a bad idea =&lt;/p>

<p>Talked to a counselor the other day, and she said to put a sentence that asked the reader to give us a spot in their university. So for ie: I'd really appreciate it if you could accept me into your prestigious university. Is this even right? It's not answering the prompt and sounds a bit desperate. Is this a no-no?</p>