New on the blog this week: Supplemental Applications!
Supplemental apps are additional essays, questions, or materials required by the school. Many place these within the Program Materials section, send in an email, through snail mail, or give you access through a separate school portal on their website.
Take these supplemental apps seriously because the questions schools ask are what REALLY MATTER to them. Plus, it can significantly determine whether or not you get an interview invite. The supplemental, along with your personal statement, give you the chance to highlight how unique you are, why you'd be a great PA, and how you would be an awesome fit for their program!
Be aware that many schools have a supplemental fee associated with these apps to have them processed. Most of mine were around the $50 mark, but this varies from school to school.
WHY OUR SCHOOL?
This is one of the most commonly asked questions on a supplemental app! If you're applying to a school you should have a solid list of reasons why you would love to go there. DO NOT just say you meet their requirements. Here are some points I brought up in my responses:
~ Small Class Size
~ High PANCE Pass Rates
~ Religious Affiliation
~ Quality of Professors
TIPS WHEN ANDWERING QUESTIONS:
~ Be Honest
~ Stick to the Prompt
~ Highlight Specific Experiences
~ Don't Repeat What You Said in CASPA
For more tips, explanations, and a list of my old supplemental questions check out the full blog post via link in bio! - 10 hours ago