Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement Review
Our personal statement/statement of purpose review service is designed for applicants who are in the final stages of writing and are looking for additional feedback.
For tips on what makes a great personal statement, please review this handout and develop your personal statement according to the general guidelines.
If you are having challenges formulating your ideas for a personal statement, please feel free to make an advising appointment with the graduate school advising team or the USC Writing Center (for current USC students only).
This review process is intended for FINAL DRAFTS. Therefore, before submitting, please proofread the entire document. The team will return it to you within 5 business days with constructive feedback.
Due to high volume, we are able to accept one submission at a time. If you submit more than one document, we will select the first one received.
NOTE: We will not be doing previews between December 1- January 5, 2024.
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Advising for Dornsife students & alumni
Advising for students or alumni from all majors
Overflow advising scheduling options
Dornsife students and alumni: If Jen O’Connor’s schedule is full, USC Dornsife students and alumni can schedule appointments with Career Pathways team members Kristine Anassian or Octavio Avila for advisement appointments via Compass.