A personal statement discussing how your experiences led you to the decision to apply for a UMass Amherst degree program. We encourage you to describe your educational goals, including the focus of you academic interests, as well how you think UMass Amherst can help you meet your goals.
Above is the essay instructions my educational goals are: to acquire a bachelors degree in Social Science with a minor in Political Science and become a secondary school teacher. It has been about 16 years since I have been a student, so please write something positive about being a mature student. If you could also mention how I admire UMass Amherst faculty teaching philosophy and would love to be admitted into the University Without Walls Program.