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Strong Personal Statements: Write About what Interests You

We’re sharing exceptional personal statements from last year’s applicants to illustrate that a good personal statement can be on a variety of topics, but ultimately, showcases the student’s character, curiosity, and voice. These statements, written by students now enrolled at …

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Holistic Application Review

The first application I ever read as an admission officer received a decision of deny. In all fairness, it wasn’t entirely my choice. I was 25, in my first admission job, and I was reading through the first-year applications for …

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Emory is Test Optional for this year’s applicants

The global Coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancellation or delay of many SAT and ACT testing dates this year. We also recognize that the upcoming academic year is unpredictable for many students and families. For these extraordinary reasons, Emory University will not require …

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Emory’s Short Answer Application Questions, 2020-21

We are pleased to announce Emory University’s short answer questions for the coming application cycle. In addition to your Personal Statement, please answer two (2) of the prompts below. Choose one prompt from the “Reflections” category and one prompt from …

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An Open Letter to Juniors and Sophomores

These last few weeks have felt like something straight out of a movie typically filmed here in Atlanta. As the coronavirus pandemic continues to take its hold, perhaps like me, you are feeling caught off guard and unsure of what …