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
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
College Admission Essays – Mark Alan Stewart & Cynthia C. Muchnick
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.
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.
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