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Do colleges find out if I use the same essay for multiple applications?

Hey everyone, I'm working on my college applications and was wondering if colleges know if you use the same essay for multiple applications? Like, is it frowned upon or something? I spent a lot of time crafting a really solid essay, and I feel like it could work well for several prompts. I appreciate any input!

9 months ago

Hey there! I totally understand the desire to make the most of the effort you put into your essay. Good news: colleges don't have a centralized system to know if you're using the same essay for multiple applications, so you should be fine.

As long as your essay genuinely answers the prompts and represents you well, it's perfectly okay to use it for several applications. Just make sure to double-check that the essay fits within each college's specific requirements and word count. Best of luck!

9 months ago

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