All transfer applicants must write a personal statement and submit it with their application for admission.
The personal statement should be a comprehensive narrative essay outlining significant aspects of your academic and personal history, particularly those that provide context for your academic achievements and educational choices.
Your personal statement should reflect your own ideas and be written by you alone, but others you trust — family, teachers and friends — can offer valuable feedback and proofreading assistance.
It can also be helpful to have someone read your statement out loud to you to see how it sounds.
Describe any relevant experience you have had in the field (employment, internships, military service, volunteer work, campus or civic activities, etc.) and what you have gained from your involvement.
How will UW Bothell prepare you for your future endeavors?
They know that the University of Wisconsin–Madison is their next step toward something extraordinary—a place where they can lead, make discoveries, tackle key issues, gain knowledge, and establish lifelong friendships.
Starting on August 1 every year, you can begin applying to the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Do not simply restate what can already be seen on your transcript.
However, you should use your personal statement to explain any questionable items, attendance gaps, or downward grade trends on your transcripts.