- You can either choose to create one generic statement that is suitable for all programs you are applying to or you can create multiple tailored statements which specifically address each individual program.
- Do not exceed the maximum length of 1,000 words.
- Use your own words. Plagiarizing any part of your personal statement is a violation of DICAS policies and may subject you to sanctions.
- Use simple formatting.
Be sure to read over your essay several times to catch any spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc., errors before submitting. Once you submit your application, you cannot edit your essay. If you find an error after submission that you believe could have major effects on your application, we recommend sending a corrected copy directly to the programs you applied to.