From Common App: “Based on extensive counselor feedback, the existing essay prompts provide great flexibility for applicants to tell their unique stories in their own voice. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it.
Retaining the essay prompts provides the added benefit of consistency for students, counselors, parents, and members during the admissions process.” This is great news for our class of 2020 students as you can start thinking about the prompts (see them below! If this sounds like you, then please share your story. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Describe a problem you’ve solved or a problem you’d like to solve.
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This article, which will get you off on the right foot in writing your college application essays and supplements, will proceed as an FAQ.
A: Your main Common Application essay (not the supplemental questions) can be up to 650 words.
Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure.
How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
The increased fee does not apply to those who apply for the Spring 2020 term.
A campus or major is “impacted” when there are more qualiﬁed applicants than available spaces to accommodate them.