Guidelines for Personal Statement

The personal statement is a typewritten, double-spaced narrative of 3-5 pages that describes your motivation and aspirations for becoming a professional social worker. In this statement you should apply the standards for graduate level writing. The following questions should be addressed in the personal statement:

1.  Why have you chosen to pursue a MSW degree and what are your professional aspirations?

2.  Why have you chosen George Williams College of Aurora University to pursue your MSW?

3.  If your GPA is below 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, were there extenuating circumstances that affected your past academic performance?  Please explain.