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Writing Transfer Essays How to Make, not Break, Your Application
Today’s Topics Admission! Choosing a Topic Transfer Essay “DON’Ts” Transfer Essay “D0s”
“DOs” Be … Yourself Honest Positive Enthusiastic Original Write something… Relevant to Prompt Focused Formal About the School Short and Simple
“DOs” Explain … Why you “fit” the school Why the school “fits” you Transcript Trouble Avoid … Clichés Overly-Dramatic Stories Pity Parties Self-Glorification
“DON’Ts” Repeat … Info from application Info from transcript Annoy … Preach Whine Lie or Exaggerate Offend
“DON’Ts” Write something … Confusing Poorly Organized Too Broad Generic Forget to… Get Feedback Edit Proofread
Choosing a Topic Something … Interesting and Unique That Shows Growth That Shows Strengths Creative but Formal Begin with … a Famous Quote an Engaging Story an Inspiring Person a Goal Statement
Summary KISS Be Yourself Show yourself as a “good fit”
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