Statement of Purpose
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 admission committee directly and to let us know more about you as an individual, in a manner that your transcripts and the other application information cannot convey.
I have read a few essays some other applicants have written and they all seem to be about why they want to transfer. I'm not sure what to write for this essay or how to format it. Here are some things I would like to include in the essay and mainly the reasons why I want to transfer:
(I am currently a freshman at Baylor University majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders and would like to pursue a career in audiology. I am applying for admission to the University of Texas at Austin for Fall 2010)
1. Baylor does not have my specific major. Here I am Speech Path/ Audiology but they actually focus on Speech path and I have yet to meet anyone interested in audiology. At UT the majors are separate and I could actually major in audiology.
2. At Baylor my degree would be a Bachelor of Arts whereas at UT it would be Bachelor of Science, which makes more sense for the field I am going into. Also, I am more interested in math and science than English and the arts. So the courses I would have to take at Baylor and UT are very different.
3. The Texas School for the Deaf is located in Austin, TX (where UT is) and would be very helpful for experience and learning. I definitely want to work with the Deaf (in college and my career) because my interest in sign language and the Deaf culture is what got me interested in audiology.
4. And finally, the size, location, and reputation of UT would provide many more opportunities for me during my education as well as in the future.
Any suggestions for how to outline or format it would be very helpful. I'm not quite sure what statement of purpose is asking for or even what it means (I know I'm probably just stupid). So it would be very helpful if anyone knows what I could maybe add to tie in my ideas and still make it a statement of purpose. Thanks!