PERSONAL STATEMENT (ESSAY)
The Personal Statement (Essay) Service is a set of three one hour online video conferences and/or phone discussions that will target the PT school personal statement (essay).
Our first session will focus on brainstorming ideas for your PT school personal statement and outlining the essay. The next two sessions will focus on editing the essay to perfection. We will review how to make yourself stand out and convey that unspoken key to getting your personal statement read by the admissions committee.
What is a Personal Statement?
The Personal Statement is a chance for you to show the admissions committee who you are beyond the data in your application. In an essay format, you can expand upon your character, goals, and background, allowing the admissions committee to get to know you.
Each year, the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) provides a different prompt for the personal statement. The Personal Statement is submitted to every school to which you apply, so it gives you the opportunity to set yourself apart from the other applicants.
You’re given about one page, or 4,500 characters, to answer the PTCAS prompt. Through these 4,500 characters, you’re not just telling the admissions committees who you are… you’re showing them.