College Admission Essay

The personal essay allows you the opportunity to discuss academic or personal qualities which may not be apparent on your official records. The college admission essay will allow you to demonstrate your ability to write thoughtfully and clearly. Below are college admission essay topics from which to choose:

  1. Describe an experience in which you have had to persevere to succeed;
  2. Describe a person or experience that has had a significant effect on your life; or
  3. Do you feel you have more potential than your past academic record indicates? Please explain.

Southern Vermont College accepts applications on a rolling admissions basis. Individuals interested in applying may do so at any time during the year; however, the priority application date is March 1. Admission to Southern Vermont College is based on prior academic performance, personal character, potential for achievement, and strong desire and commitment to actively participate in an academic setting.

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