Perfecting your personal statement: your final checklist
You've done draft after draft and your personal statement is finally ready to be sent off, but... hold on just a moment! Here are some last-minute tips from current students…
1. Make sure lots of people have read it first
2. Have a break before you edit it
3. Spelling and grammar - get it right!
4. Ask yourself: 'Is it the best it can be?'
5. Make sure your personality still shows
Prepared for the Ucas deadline? Check our special advice section to be 100%.
6. Make sure YOU are happy with it
Once you've submitted your Ucas application, the waiting game begins while admissions tutors assess your application and decide whether or not to make you an offer. You should hear back from the universities you've applied to by the end of March, but this timeframe depends on a number of factors.
Make sure you take a look at our advice on university interviews and entry tests, as these might also form part of the selection process.