NYTimes shares students’ college application essays


As you are working on your personal statements for next fall, consider the following college application essays, published by the New York Times.  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.

For support writing your UC Application essays, click here.

UC Personal Insight Questions

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:

Don’t procrastinate! The key is to revise, revise, revise…

Xinachtli at Civitas

XinacthliWe are proud to welcome back Xinachtli to Civitas SOL High School for the 2013-2014 school year! UCLA MEChA students will be available on campus for support with the following:

  • UC Personal Statement writing
  • College Applications (UC, CSU, Community College, Private)
  • SAT/ACT Preparation
  • Tutoring
  • College and Career counseling/support

Join them in the College Center (Room 117) every Tuesday and Thursday after school from 3:22-5:00pm. Bring your homework and your college questions. Questions? Contact Mr. Gurrola.

September 2013 College Tips

August/September College Tips:

  1. Write drafts of Personal Statements
  2. Sign up for SAT/ACT exams
  3. Prepare for SAT/ACT
  4. Research private college deadlines
  5. Search for scholarships
  6. Go to Belmont if you need adult school classes!

Important Date: 9/6: SAT Registration Deadline (for 10/6 Exam). Bring $20 for fee waiver.

Download the powerpoint: College Updates 8-13

Special thanks to Dianne Hurtado with YPI!