Some programs require a writing sample in addition to or instead of a purpose statement. The nature of this sample varies based on the program, so make sure you have carefully read the specific requirements for your program.
Programs that require a writing sample are:
|Communication||The writing sample should reflect high quality work. This can be in the form of a research paper, term paper, or any work that reflects potential or readiness for graduate work.|
A sample critical essay (maximum of 15 pages) that demonstrates the applicant’s capacity for interpretation and literary analysis, or
A sample creative writing in prose or poetry (maximum of 20 pages) if the student intends to pursue the writing emphasis track. Writing samples will not be returned unless a self-addressed, stamped envelope is provided.
|Marriage and Family Therapy||The writing sample should reflect high quality work. (eg. term paper)|
|Communication Sciences and Disorders||A two-page purpose statement describing career goals, professional interests, and reasons for unconditional admission to enter the CSD program at ACU.|
How to Submit Your Writing Sample
- Send via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail it to ACU Box 29140 Abilene, TX 79699, or
- Drop it off to graduate admissions in the administration building, room 216