SOP requirement

  • Do all universities need a statement of purpose? I want to know about universities that don't need SOP. Please tell me.

  • Hi Shivu,

    Yes, there are universities that don't require SOPs. But you need not be scared of writing an SOP. There are tools that provide feedback for your SOP. Try the iSchoolConnect SOP grader, it helps.

    Also please note, Universities that wave-off SOP aren't that well ranked universities.

  • Your SOP is what makes or breaks your college application and as far as I know, SOP's are compulsory for college applications as they represent your ideas and will for applying for the college. But if you don't want to write your SOP you can ask your respective university if they offer an alternative option like a university interview. But mostly, one way or another, most universities ask you to write an SOP or an Essay. I personally, would recommend that you should write an SOP. Doing so will help you build your application profile and will increase your chances of getting accepted in the university of your choice. But still, if you feel like you don't want to write an SOP, make an inquiry with the university you want to apply to.