082: Shirag Shemmassian – How to write a memorable personal statement…

On this week’s episode I am interviewing Dr. Shirag Shemmassian; an admissions expert from San Diego, California.

Growing up with Tourette Syndrome in a middle-class family, Dr. Shemmassian was often mocked by peers and teachers and discouraged from applying to elite colleges. However, he went on to graduate debt-free with a B.S. in Human Development from Cornell and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from UCLA.

He has since set up his own business helping thousands of students get into top colleges, medical schools, and other graduate programmes.

Dr. Shemmassian has been featured on The Washington Post, US News and NBC, as well as being invited to speak at some of the world’s top universities such as Stanford. He presents on topics including standing out on applications, writing memorable personal statements, and navigating through higher education with a disability.

Read the full story by


Top 10 Finer Aspects of Making a BIG Impression What is a learning culture anyway?
We are updating our Privacy Policy, so please make sure you take a minute to review it. As of May 25, 2018 your continued use of our services will be subject to this new Privacy Policy.
Review Privacy Policy OK