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Do you need to respond to all the Common App essay prompts?

Heard from a friend that you have to answer all the Common App essay questions, but that sounds excessive... Can anyone clarify if that's true or not?

8 months ago

Hello! Your question is a common one, and I'm glad you've reached out for clarification. Indeed, you only need to respond to one of the Common App essay prompts. There are several prompts to choose from, which allows students to select the question that best resonates with their experiences or thoughts they wish to convey. The purpose is to provide a comprehensive platform for you to present yourself to admissions committees in a well-rounded manner through one thoughtful, personal essay. For example, if you have an impactful story about overcoming an obstacle, you might choose the prompt that asks about a challenge and how it has shaped you. Choose the prompt that enables you to showcase an important aspect of your identity or experiences. Remember, quality over quantity is key here. Best of luck with your essay!

8 months ago

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