• Essay Writing  


    The Office of Transfer Services is available to help you develop and refine your personal statements for transfer applications and scholarship essays. Students we've worked with have been accepted to schools such as NYU, Columbia, Mount Holyoke College, American University, and Georgetown University. We've also helped students win the $10,000 Women's Forum Education Fund and the Finch Scholarship.


     Tips on Essay Writing  

    LaGuardia alum, PTK member, and successful transfer to Amherst College Luis Feliz’  

    Top 11 Recommendations for a Successful Transfer  


    Binghamton University-SUNY has an excellent guide to Writing a Personal Statement 


    Books on Essay Writing 

    How to Write a Winning College Application Essay – Michael James Mason 

    Peterson’s Best College Admission Essays – Mark Alan Stewart & Cynthia C. Muchnick 

    McGraw-Hill’s Writing an Outstanding College Application Essay – Estelle Rankin & Barbara Murphy  

    On Writing the College Application Essay – Harry Bauld 


    Note: Many of these books are geared toward high school seniors, but the general information is useful.  


    Sample Essays  

    Common Application Sample Essay from Emmanuel Deegbe (LaGuardia alum and Sarah Lawrence College graduate).

    Notice how in only 491 words, Emmanuel's essay is able to show his love of literature, his masterful writing, and while answering the question of his objectives and reasons for transferring. Please note that the Common Application has changed the essay questions. Click on the link for the Common Application to see the new essay questions.


  •   Office of Transfer Services 
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