1) don't think too long or too hard about which prompt to answer the list of prompts for the 2013-14 common application essay is fairly comprehensive but there is a topic for everyone when applicants come to me to work on their essays they've been looking at those prompts until they're dizzy i know. The 2012-2013 common application won't formally launch until august 1, but the common application essay prompts are already out don't forget, if prompts 1-5 don't interest you, you can always write on #6: topic of your choice here are the 2012 common application prompts: please write an essay of. You still have a 650-word limit, but you'll now have seven choices for your main common app essay topic while most of these still focus on personal growth through first-hand experiences, one of the new prompts (technically reintroduced since the question was used before common app changes in 2013). The official common app won't go live until august, meaning that students have to wait until then to actually send them to schools but there is no law against starting to write essays and figure out the information needed to complete both the undergraduate application and the one for transfer students. Both applications have similar questions about your personal beliefs being challenged, and both have a “submit an essay of your choice” prompt as well interestingly, the common application took out their choose-your-own prompt a few years ago it's interesting to see it back in the lineup now that the coalition application. The essay prompts for the common application and the coalition application as well as the stanford essay questions are listed here the stanford essay questions are located in the stanford questions section of the common application and in the stanford application questions section of the coalition.
Today the common application released the essay prompts for the 2013-2014 application. As we have been approaching this year's january 1 regular decision deadline, i' ve been concentrating on essays in my posts here today, i want to show you some more samples of excellent common application essays so that they might inspire you to a better level of writing first, let's review the choices of topics the. The 2013-2014 common application won't formally launch until august 1, but the common application essay prompts are already out there are changes from last year: 650 word limit (up from 500) all-new prompts no topic of your choice here are the 2013 common application essay prompts with. College advisor alice kleeman joins us today in our ongoing series on the changes to the common application with some excellent guidance for students and how to think about the new essay prompts and an entertaining look back on some of the essays that have been favorites in her twenty years.
What do you want the readers of your application to know about you apart from courses, grades, and test scores choose the option that best helps you answer that question and write an essay of no more than 650 words, using the prompt to inspire and structure your response remember: 650 words is. The current common application, ca4, launched on august 1st, 2013, have been expanded and revised for the 2017-18 college application cycle two new essay options have been added, and some of the old questions have been revised when ca4 launched, one of the biggest changes from the previous version was.
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. Replacing the personal statement from our former application are essay prompts that all applicants must answer if they're completing the common application applicants must choose one of the following topics and prepare an essay of no more than 650 words, using the prompt to inspire and structure.