Register & Login (It's FREE) to Remove this Ad Hello, graduate school hopefuls! This may come off as a dumb question (I'm sorry), but are you all making different personal statements for each University? I am currently applying to NYU and Columbia University (both MFA in Filmmaking / Directing), and had initially made different personal statements/autobiographical essay for each... but came to realize that one came out better than the other. Although I realize each essay should somehow be tailored to a particular school, the mechanics of personal statements for the universities don't go far off. They basically ask you your goals as a filmmaker, and the stories you want to tell, etc etc. I am freaking out, because I was thinking of using the better PS and just tweaking some parts a bit to cater to the particular universities. Am I the only one doing this? Is this an unwise decision? Help, welp!