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When are the Common App essay prompts released?

Just trying to plan ahead a bit—does anyone know when we can expect the Common App to release the essay prompts for this application cycle? Want to start brainstorming ideas early!

8 months ago

Hello there! Great to see you're getting a jump on the application process. Typically, the Common App releases its essay prompts by the end of January for the following application cycle. However, for the past few years, they've been known to roll over the same prompts from one year to the next with maybe a tweak here or there. Since there’s a good chance the prompts won’t change much, and since they're pretty open-ended to start, you can absolutely start brainstorming based on the current essay prompts!

Keep an eye on the Common App's official website and their announcements so you can get the final list as soon as it's published. Happy writing!

8 months ago

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