We’ll tell you what you can do to write a much better essay and give you advice on how to approach writing a winning piece.
If you want other examples, our book provides examples of successful transfer essays for Stanford, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Common Application.
That is, if you’re writing a non-school-specific Common Application main essay, much of your essay will discuss why your current school isn’t your best fit.
On the other hand, your school-specific “why” transfer essay must focus on the aspects of that particular school that align with your needs or the type of college experience that you seek.
Having experienced a year of college and dorm life, I am more aware of what is best for me.
As a transfer student, I would appreciate this style of living even more.The prompt for this essay wasn’t included, but it was probably for a school-specific essay. Making decisions regarding course selection, seeking advice from advisors, and utilizing time efficiently have all been part of the process, accomplished at a distance from the familiar support structures and cues of both home and high school.We’ll critique the essay as is and explain parts that might fit into the Common Application essay or a school-specific essay. As a result, I have developed a greater sense of myself and my abilities, both academic and social. However, with all due introspection and now retrospection, I feel a change is necessary.The essay here includes reasons for transferring to a specific four-year school, Northern State. Nor has it interfered with my involvement in extracurricular activities.Many colleges and universities now use the Common Application for transfer applications, requiring transfer applicants to write a Common Application essay describing the reasons for transferring and to also write several school-specific supplement essays. My first semester has been a time of transition as it is for most college freshmen.The highly motivated professors, who encourage participation, have been the highlight of my experience thus far.However, the level of student interaction has not been gratifying..pass_color_to_child_links a.u-inline.u-margin-left--xs.u-margin-right--sm.u-padding-left--xs.u-padding-right--xs.u-relative.u-absolute.u-absolute--center.u-width--100.u-flex-inline.u-flex-align-self--center.u-flex-justify--between.u-serif-font-main--regular.js-wf-loaded .u-serif-font-main--regular.amp-page .u-serif-font-main--regular.u-border-radius--ellipse.u-hover-bg--black-transparent.web_page .u-hover-bg--black-transparent:hover. Content Header .feed_item_answer_user.js-wf-loaded . If you decide to feature an anecdote in your introduction, create a vivid image (or movie) of a piece of your life in the reader’s mind. Other than including a short transition, avoid dragging this story into the next paragraph.Don’t make this episode the sole content of your essay.