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Common App Essay Prompts - What Are My Choices?

Okay, so it's time to think about the essays (ugh), and I heard the prompts might change every year? Can someone tell me what the Common App essay prompts are this year? Or at least, how can I find them and when are they usually released?

8 months ago

I can understand that thinking about college essays might feel a bit daunting, but it's a great opportunity to show colleges who you are beyond your grades and scores! The Common App usually releases its essay prompts relatively early in the year to give students ample time to think about and draft their essays. For the most current prompts, the best place to check is directly on the Common App website. However, historically, the prompts tend to stay consistent with only slight changes from year to year. For example, there is often a prompt that invites you to share a story about a challenge you've faced and what you've learned from it, and another that allows you to describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Best of luck with your essays!

8 months ago

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