Application Essay

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As part of your application for admission, a personal statement is required. Michigan State University is interested in learning more about your background, talents, and experiences and how you plan to apply them to your MSU education and future. Your statement may be considered as a positive factor to enhance your admissibility, as well as for scholarship consideration. Choose one of the personal essay topics below and write a short essay of up to 400 words.

Michigan State University recognizes that an assortment of interests, viewpoints, and life experiences are important in student learning and enhance the university community. Describe an experience, passion, or characteristic that illustrates what you would contribute to the MSU community and how this will add to the overall richness of campus life.

Describe a significant experience from the past two years which required you to interact with someone outside of your own social or cultural group (ethnic, religious, geographic, socio-economic, etc.). How did this impact you? What did you learn and what surprised you?

You cannot submit an electronic application for admission without the required personal statement. If you wish to complete the personal statement at a later time, you can save your online application, return to it later, and type or paste your essay into the box below. For best results, enter text directly into box below. Please note that copying and pasting text from Microsoft Word (or similar program) and/or applying special formatting to text will cause irregularities to occur.)
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