A high school transcript and letter of recommendation can only tell admissions committees so much about someone. Where you really get to show off who you are and how well you write is in the application essay. Whatever stage you’re currently in—you’re dreading starting it, you’re stuck in the middle, or you actually think you’re done with it—we encourage you to take a look at our essay reference guide

Filled with essay tips submitted by our admissions team, our essay reference guide also includes three essays that were part of applications we accepted here at Siena. After reading through all the pieces, you’ll know:


Do’s and dont's to follow as you write the essay

What to do when you’re totally stumped

The ONE thing you really need to be careful with check

5 actions to take when you’re done