For the application cycle, the Common Application essay prompts remain unchanged from the cycle. With the inclusion of the popular "Topic of Your Choice" option, you have the opportunity to write about anything you want to share with the folks in the admissions office. The current prompts are the result of much discussion and debate from the member institutions who use the Common Application. The essay length limit stands at words the minimum is words , and students will need to choose from the seven options below. The essay prompts are designed to encourage reflection and introspection. The best essays focus on self-analysis, rather than spending a disproportionate amount of time merely describing a place or event.
Almost colleges are currently using the Common Application system, making it easy to apply to a multitude of colleges using only a single form. This system can even provide you with an adequate help, financial aid, and relevant information, while streamlining the college application process. Just this year, Common Application CA have provided a few different revised essay prompts and amendments to other prompts, with a total of three new prompts revisions and two completely new prompts. You can take these prompts on board and build your essays with them. So what is the purpose of the CA essay? Everything from your grades and past results will be available to colleges but the CA essay process is a bit different to this.
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Admit It! Some of you are eager to get started on your college applications. Some of you may be less so, but you recognize that those essays will sadly not write themselves. The Common Application will be live on August 1.