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The Common Application

Learn about the seven essay prompts for The Common Application. Two new prompts were added for 2017-18, including one (Prompt 7) that allows you to write about any topic you want!

If you are applying to one or more of the college and universities that use The Common Application, you will need to write one core essay, commonly referred to as The Common App Essay. You choose one of the seven prompts and write one “personal statement” style essay that is between 250 and 650 words.

To find out more about this process, check out The Common Application web site.

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Each of the Seven Prompts

Two NEW Prompts for 2017-18!

(Prompts 6 and 7)

TOPIC OF CHOICE IS BACK!

How to Answer Prompt #1 of the New Common Application

College Admissions Essays: The Common App. Prompt #1  My Favorite  Out of the seven prompts you can chose from to write your application essay for The Common Application, I like the first one a lot. (UPDATE: As of 2017, you can now write about any topic you want. See...

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