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The Common App Essay: How to Get into College With Less than Words
Having helped thousands of students answer this question, I thought it would help to share some of my favorite Common App essay examples. The Common App is the most popular online system used by colleges and universities to help students apply to their college. Hundreds of colleges and universities accept the Common App, and using it can save you a ton of time. The essay you write for the Common App is sent to basically every school that you apply to. The Common App essay is words, and you have 7 prompts to pick from. In fact, I recommend you write your essay first and then choose the prompt to match it.
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