If you were thinking of using your older sister’s or best friend’s common app essay from last year to help write your own for this year, think again!
Last week The Common Application Board of Directors announced new prompts for 2013-2014 essays. After two years of discussion, the new topics were formulated to better encourage applicants to present information about their personalities, character and other traits that isn’t otherwise available to colleges through test scores, grades, or extracurricular activities.
So (drum roll), here are the Common Application Essay Questions for 2013-2014:
- Some students have a background or story that is so central to their identity that they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
In addition, the maximum word count has been increased from 500 to 650 words.
How do these changes affect how to write a winning common app essay?
Stay tuned over the next three weeks for tips to help you do just that.
In the meantime, if you’d like further information, contact me at (203) 273-4728 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.