Denied acceptance - should i mention that in new PS

(Personal Statement Examples, Advice, Critique, . . . )
missjd

New
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:06 am

Denied acceptance - should i mention that in new PS

Postby missjd » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:33 pm

I've been denied acceptance for this year, so i'm applying again to the same school and a few others.
My PS story starts with my previous denial. Do you think it's fine or it's better to skip this part? unless schools can see my application history...
Thank you!

cavalier1138

Gold
Posts: 4954
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:01 pm

Re: Denied acceptance - should i mention that in new PS

Postby cavalier1138 » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:38 pm

The schools already know your application history. I definitely wouldn't put it in your PS, especially not as a starter. Maybe throw it in a "Why [X]" statement, as a sort of "Why I'm a better applicant this time around" thing (you are, aren't you?).

LikelyThrowaway

Bronze
Posts: 151
Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:19 am

Re: Denied acceptance - should i mention that in new PS

Postby LikelyThrowaway » Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:45 pm

I think it depends on the content of the personal statement. It's a bit risky, but if using that denial as your jumping off point gives you a strong personal statement it's worth it. It can be tricky to write about that kind of thing without coming across wrong, so just be careful and get feedback before you send it in.

Also, if you're writing about getting rejected from school X in your personal statement for schools ABC, you better make it very clear that you're still not really wanting to go to school X.

missjd

New
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:06 am

Re: Denied acceptance - should i mention that in new PS

Postby missjd » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:05 am

cavalier1138 wrote:The schools already know your application history. I definitely wouldn't put it in your PS, especially not as a starter. Maybe throw it in a "Why [X]" statement, as a sort of "Why I'm a better applicant this time around" thing (you are, aren't you?).

I certainly hope so... working on my LSAT to retake in December.



Return to “Law School Personal Statements�

Who is online

The online users are hidden on this forum.