Find help for writing your personal statement essay for The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success application (new this year!). There are five prompts to choose from, including the fifth, which is “Topic of Choice.”

Read more about the required essays for The Coalition for Access web site.

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Prompt 1: Tell a Story

Tell a story from your life, describing an experience that either
demonstrates your character or helped to shape it.

Prompt 2: Volunteering

Describe a time when you made a meaningful contribution to others in which the greater good was your focus.
Discuss the challenges and rewards of making your contribution.

Prompt 3: Beliefs

Has there been a time when you’ve had a long-cherished or accepted belief challenged?
How did you respond? How did the challenge affect your beliefs?

Prompt 4: Teenage Advice

What is the hardest part of being a teenager now? What’s the best part?
What advice would you give a younger sibling or friend (assuming they would listen to you)?

Prompt 5: Topic of Choice

Submit an essay of your choice.

Coalition for Access Essay 4: Teenager Advice

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Coalition Prompt 4: What is the hardest part of being a teenager now? What’s the best part? What advice would you give a younger sibling or friend (assuming they would listen to you)?

When I first read through the five prompts students have to choose from to write their one personal statement essay for the new Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success application, this one popped out at me.

I bet it did the same for you.

Why?

Of the five prompts, Coalition prompt 4 tries to be more creative and relevant to a high school student. read more…

Coalition for Access Prompt 3: A Belief Challenged

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You Believe That?

Coalition for Access Essay Prompt 3: Has there been a time when you’ve had a long-cherished or accepted belief challenged? How did you respond? How did the challenge affect your beliefs?

So you need to write your core essay for the new Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success application.

I assume you’ve already scanned the five Coalition for Access prompts you have to choose from to write your personal statement (an essay about yourself).

For some reason this one jumped out at you. read more…

Coalition for Access Essay Prompt 1: Tell a Story

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Tips and Ideas for Coalition for Access
Essay Prompts: The First and Last

 

If you are using the new Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success to apply to college for 2016-17, you first need to check if the college or university you want to attend requires essays.

Some will require you to write the main general essay, and others might only require you write their shorter, additional essays specifically for individual schools, which are called supplemental essays. A few might not want any essays.

It’s up to you to figure out what each school wants from you, something you can find out on the Coalition for Access web site.

If they require you write the main Coalition essay, there’s good news!

You can write a personal statement on any topic you want. read more…

Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success Essay Prompts

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The 5 New Essay Prompts for
the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success
Application (coming soon?)

(And a little rant)

What Coalition, you ask?

If you are like most of us, you either have never heard of this Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success application, or you are still waiting to learn how to use it.

Or you are wondering if it even matters at this point.

Here’s what I know:

This Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success is an alternative way to apply to college, a new application system very similar to The Common Application that most private colleges and many universities use (about 500+, including the ives). read more…

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