Students need to write two essays answering the UC Personal Inquiry Questions. Each essay is limited to 350 words each. These can be used later when applying to college. Students may also choose to use the Common App Questions instead (650 word max).
Here are some helpful resources for writing your college Personal Statement:
As you are working on your personal statements for next fall, consider the following college application essays, published by the New YorkTimes. Themes include students overcoming economic hardships, exploring notions of class, working and affluence. The key about these essays is that they all reveal young people emerging stronger because of their experiences.