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What are the USC supplemental essay prompts?

I'm considering applying to USC and I want to get a head start on my essays. Can anyone help me figure out this year's supplemental essay prompts? Does anyone have tips on how to approach the essays effectively? Thanks a lot!

6 months ago

Absolutely! CollegeVine's blog has a breakdown of the current USC supplemental essay prompts: https://blog.collegevine.com/how-to-write-the-usc-essays. Do be aware that the prompts can change year to year - while you can use this post to get a general sense of what's going to be asked of you, I'd advise against starting to actually write your responses until August 1st before your senior year, as that's when the prompts for the coming application cycle are officially released. You don't want all your hard work to go to waste if the prompts end up changing.

Once you do have working drafts, remember that CollegeVine offers both a free peer essay review tool and paid reviews by expert college admissions advisors. Either of these resources can help you get a more objective sense of whether your approach is working.

Good luck with your application to USC!

6 months ago

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