To serve as evidence of whole-person development during the SS years, the content of an SLP may include brief information on a student's:
- academic performance in school;
- performance/awards gained outside school; and
- self-account of his/her personal development, qualities, strengths, interests and experiences (e.g. highlighting impressive learning experiences or career goal setting).
SLP is a learning tool to facilitate the development of student reflection on their personal development. It is also a summary which demonstrates students' personal qualities and serves as evidence of their whole-person development. Up to December 2017, over 30 non-JUPAS tertiary institutions in Hong Kong, 102 tertiary institutions in the Mainland and over 190 tertiary institutions worldwide have accepted SLP as a reference document to examine applicants' whole-person development.