Personal Statement Guide

If you’re looking to write a truly effective college application essay, look no further than the Veritas Prep Personal Statement Guide! This guide includes expert advice for all seven of the Common Application’s Personal Statement prompt. No matter which prompt you choose to answer, you’ll know exactly how to set yourself up for success.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s included with the Veritas Prep Personal Statement Guide?
The Personal Statement Guide is a PDF containing advice on how to answer all seven of the Common Application Personal Statement prompts for the 2018-2019 application season. This advice was crafted by Veritas Prep’s college admissions experts, and will give you a great starting point to begin crafting your own essays.

Are these really the questions I will have to answer on the Common App?
Yes! The Common Application has stated that the seven questions included in this guide are the questions that will asked on the 2018-2019 Common App. You will not answer all seven of these questions in your application, however. Instead, you will choose just one prompt to tackle. The advice offered in the Veritas Prep Personal Statement Guide will help you determine which prompt will be the best one for you to answer based on your unique profile.

How do I fill out the Common App?
Start by going to the Common Application’s official website and creating a free account. Once you have created your account, you can add schools to your application. Each school you add will have an application fee ranging from $25 - $90.

Do I definitely need to use the Common App?
Not necessarily. The Common Application covers 693 colleges and universities, including all eight of the Ivy League colleges, however all of the schools you are applying to may not be on it. Double check that the schools you are applying to are covered by the Common App before you begin working on your Personal Statement essay.

Where do I begin if I am just getting started with my college applications?
You’re in the right place! In addition to downloading Veritas Prep’s free Personal Statement Guide, take a look around our site – we have compiled many different college resources  for you to help get your college applications off to the right start.
Another great way to start your applications is by receiving a free college consultation  .Fill out this quick form, and one of Veritas Prep’s college admissions experts will get back to you with feedback on your individual situation, and advice for what your next steps should be as you begin the college application process.