a year ago
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What is the common app essay format?

For the common app essay do I need a title even I already selected a prompt that common already gave us? I just need to copy and paste the essay from my docs to common app right? Do I need to include my name, major, and date for common app essay? Same goes to Covid 19 supplementary essay too, do I need a title for it? Thank you!

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a year ago

No titles, names, major, dates are necessary.

Just copy and paste into the Common App space.

If you add any additional words, they will count against the 650-word limit or other word limits.

If you have word space, you can always add a cool quirky fun title that has to do with your essay but please do not repeat the essay prompt as a title.

Hope that helps.

Best of luck with EA/ED


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