Great Common Application Essays - College Confidential

The Common Application and other college applications ask for relatively short essays because college admissions officers don't want to waste time reading long, rambling, unfocused, poorly edited essays. Not all colleges, however, are fans of the shorter length. Some colleges like a longer essay because they can get to know their applicants better, and they get to see how well applicants can sustain focus in a longer piece of writing (a valuable college skill).

Feb 6, 2017 - We are pleased to share the 2017-2018 Common Application essay ..
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The Common Application recently released its 2017-2018 essay prompts for high school students applying to college in the fall of 2017. As , I welcome the minor adjustments to last year’s prompts and the addition of two more. The Common App has made it easier for applicants to find a way to tell their story, which is the goal of the college admissions essay, after all.


What are the 2017-2018 Common Application essay prompts?

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