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transferring in with 38 previous college hours and a 3.5 from my last semester


kait7 1 / 1  
Dec 31, 2010   #1
Hello, im new to this site but have been looking around at all the forums and have seen how helpful they are! Hopefully someone will be able to help me out the same :)

Im currently a freshman at a community college near Texas A&M. I applied to A&M last year, but was not admitted. I wasnt in the top 10% when I applied, but I managed to make my way into it when I graduated. Anyhow, I have to write a statement of purpose essay as a credential for transfering into the college. The topic is as follows:

The statement of purpose will provide an opportunity to explain any extenuating circumstances that you feel could add value to your application. You may also want to explain unique aspects of your academic background or valued experiences you may have had that relate to your academic discipline. The statement of purpose is not meant to be a listing of accomplishments in high school or a record of your participation in school-related activities. Rather, this is your opportunity to address the admissions committee directly and to let us know more about you as an individual, in a manner that your transcripts and other application information cannot convey.

Im stuck on what exactly to write about. Im transferring in with 38 previous college hours and a 3.5 from my last semester. I know I want to apply to the college of education and human development, department of health and kinesiology, to obtain a b.s in allied health in order to advance to a physician assistant school.

Any and all help is much appreciated! :)

spader181 1 / 3  
Dec 31, 2010   #2
Look at the common app essay examples on this site to get an idea what to do; i get the impression thats the type of thing they're looking for. Just pick something that is meaningful to you; ussually its an experience that you learned something from that people write about. If i were you I would write about why you want to pursue that career path. Think of a specific experience that made tou want to do that and eleborate on it.
OP kait7 1 / 1  
Dec 31, 2010   #3
Thank you. I'll look around at the essays some more. I dont exactly have a specific life changing experience that led me to choose that career, so im not so sure of how to tie something in to that yet. Hopefully I come up with something rather soon


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