The Common Application has just announced that the essay prompts will be the same as those used in 2019-2020. Every cycle, the Common App offers six prompts that students can use to brainstorm great essay topics. There is also a seventh prompt to write on any topic of your choosing. New to college applications?
The Common App essay you write there is sent to basically every school that you apply to. The Common App essay is 650 words, and contains 7 prompts to pick from. (It doesn’t matter which prompt you pick. In fact, I recommend you write your essay first and then choose the prompt to match it.).
The Common Application 2018-2019 Essay Prompts Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success.Students (and their parents) who are serious about figuring out which Common App essay prompt to pursue should take the time to watch the entire video below. In it, I walk you through each prompt that will appear on the “common” portion of the 2020-2021 Common App and give each a grade for the average and not so average Common App applicant.By asking you about one of your extracurricular activities, the college is giving you an opportunity to highlight a passion of yours that you didn't explore in your main Common Application essay The length limit for the essay will vary from school to school, but something in the 100- to 250-word range is typical.
With instant access to more than 800 colleges and universities around the world, the Common App is the most seamless way to manage the application process.Read More
Brown University 2019-20 Application Essay Question Explanations. The Requirements: 3 essays of 250 words; 1 essay of 150 words Supplemental Essay Type(s): Why, Community, Activity Brown’s Open Curriculum allows students to explore broadly while also diving deeply into their academic pursuits.Read More
The Common Application is an online portal that allows high schoolers to apply to over 700 colleges and universities with one application. Students input information including their demographics, academic history, test scores, extracurricular activities, awards, and personal essays.Read More
Prompt 6 is appealing because it allows you to explore nearly any topic of interest but, like the other prompts on the Common Application, it can be difficult to answer. To come up with an effective strategy for responding to this question, break it down to understand what it is really requesting.Read More
The Common App Essay (or personal statement) is a 650-word essay that all schools using the Common App will see. Your Personal Statement is your best chance to share qualitative, personal aspects of yourself with the admissions committee so that they may get to know you beyond your grades, test scores, and extracurriculars.Read More
The Common App essay’s 7 prompts for the 2017-18 application cycle. This year students must choose 1 of 7 prompts, then write an essay of a maximum 650 words. Here are the prompts: Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it.Read More
Obviously, this is more tailored to writing about your extracurricular, but keep in mind that this essay is college-specific, and a lot of colleges may not ask it. Some colleges will also give you space for an optional essay, similar to the optional Common App additional info essay.Read More
The Requirements: 1 essay of 150-400 words. Supplemental Essay Type(s): Activity. Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences. (150-400 words) This is a standard activity essay, much like the prompts of Brown, Tulane, and University of Michigan. So here’s the assignment: Tell admissions something.Read More
Please use this brief essay (250 words or less) to help us get to know you beyond what is defined in your scholastic and extracurricular record. Note that a separate essay is required in response to one of the Common Application Personal Statement questions.Read More
Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences. (250 words) In short, this classic activity essay gives you an opportunity to expand beyond the mini description for one activity listed on your Common App. Ideally, you should choose one that you haven’t already discussed: If you already wrote your Common.Read More