About the Essay

An essay is recommended but not required for transfer applicants. The essay can be an important factor in admissions decisions because it provides you with the opportunity to tell us about your goals.


Your essay must be composed and submitted in the essay box provided on the online application. Essays submitted separately from the application will not be considered. We recommend that you:

  • Preview the application
  • Compose and edit your essay in a word-processing document, making certain that you answer the specific question and that it does not exceed 3,800 characters in length, including spaces
  • Copy and paste your essay into the essay box provided on the application prior to submitting the application