“I am passionate about the potential of the application essay to improve students’ opportunities, writing skills, self-awareness, and life-planning. I also wrote my own graduate school application essay in 2011–my Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the Solstice MFA Program at Pine Manor College in Boston began with an essay I called “Immersion.” Graduating with an MFA meant an intense, challenging and joyful two years of study, which catapulted me into the company of the best writers in the country. I was honored that Anne-Marie Oomen at graduation in January of 2014. –Debbie Merion
A well-written graduate school application essay can make the difference between acceptance and rejection. While it is only one of a number of things that you need to have perfect in order to gain admittance, it is nonetheless the most truly personal part of your application and your space to show uniqueness and worthiness for graduate school. If you accurately represent yourself, then you will be able to make a great case for being admitted to the school.
Writing Your Graduate School Application Essay - CMU
Perhaps the best way to write an exceptional graduate school application essay is to ask your professors for advice. After all, once upon a time, they applied to grad school just like you did, and they did so successfully. Better yet, ask a professor at your school who may read grad school application essays for different grad school programs at your undergraduate institution.