Тема: Great Common Application Essays - Admit This!

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.

These five prompts provide a wide latitude of possibilities for you to conjure an effective statement from the world around you or your personal life and circumstances. Let’s take a look at a quartet of excellent examples that have crossed my path.

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No other system matches the diversity of colleges and universities accessible through the Common App. Explore and apply to schools across the world.

There is no need to repeat your applicant details for every college on your list.  Enter your information one time and use it to apply to multiple schools.

2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts The Common Application just released its 2017-2018 essay prompts. Rather than five, there are now seven prompts. The new prompts deal with imagination, fascination, and freedom of choice. They also revised three of the current prompts to push for more expression and kept two alone. Below […]

Working on the drafts of college application essays? The drafting process is critical and can help make your stories and messages clearer. Please be willing to draft and re-write to make your essays stronger. Here are 10 questions to help guide you through the editing process. I hope they can help […]

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Important Note for 2016-17 Applicants: The Common Application changed on August 1st, 2013! The tips and sample essays below will still provide useful guidance and essay samples for the new Common Application, but be sure also to read the new article for the 2016-17 Common Application:  Tips for the 5 New Common Application Essay Prompts.

Option #1. Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.

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No other system matches the diversity of colleges and universities accessible through the Common App. Explore and apply to schools across the world.

There is no need to repeat your applicant details for every college on your list.  Enter your information one time and use it to apply to multiple schools.

2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts The Common Application just released its 2017-2018 essay prompts. Rather than five, there are now seven prompts. The new prompts deal with imagination, fascination, and freedom of choice. They also revised three of the current prompts to push for more expression and kept two alone. Below […]

Working on the drafts of college application essays? The drafting process is critical and can help make your stories and messages clearer. Please be willing to draft and re-write to make your essays stronger. Here are 10 questions to help guide you through the editing process. I hope they can help […]

Looking for college essay help? Subscribe to Shmoop''''''''''''''''s 12-month student plan , and you''''''''''''''''ll get one FREE round of feedback on your college essay.*

*Once you''''''''''''''''ve subscribed, you''''''''''''''''ll email your essay to [email protected], and the experts at Shmoop will help you take your essay to the next level.

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Ask the Dean Read answers to questions about the college admissions process, financial aid, and college search by College Confidential’s resident expert!

We''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''ll help you estimate your AI, which is used by some schools to summarize the academic accomplishments of applicants.

No other system matches the diversity of colleges and universities accessible through the Common App. Explore and apply to schools across the world.

There is no need to repeat your applicant details for every college on your list.  Enter your information one time and use it to apply to multiple schools.

2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts The Common Application just released its 2017-2018 essay prompts. Rather than five, there are now seven prompts. The new prompts deal with imagination, fascination, and freedom of choice. They also revised three of the current prompts to push for more expression and kept two alone. Below […]

Working on the drafts of college application essays? The drafting process is critical and can help make your stories and messages clearer. Please be willing to draft and re-write to make your essays stronger. Here are 10 questions to help guide you through the editing process. I hope they can help […]

Looking for college essay help? Subscribe to Shmoop''''''''s 12-month student plan , and you''''''''ll get one FREE round of feedback on your college essay.*

*Once you''''''''ve subscribed, you''''''''ll email your essay to [email protected], and the experts at Shmoop will help you take your essay to the next level.

Ask the Dean Read answers to questions about the college admissions process, financial aid, and college search by College Confidential’s resident expert!

We''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''ll help you estimate your AI, which is used by some schools to summarize the academic accomplishments of applicants.

No other system matches the diversity of colleges and universities accessible through the Common App. Explore and apply to schools across the world.

There is no need to repeat your applicant details for every college on your list.  Enter your information one time and use it to apply to multiple schools.

2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts The Common Application just released its 2017-2018 essay prompts. Rather than five, there are now seven prompts. The new prompts deal with imagination, fascination, and freedom of choice. They also revised three of the current prompts to push for more expression and kept two alone. Below […]

Working on the drafts of college application essays? The drafting process is critical and can help make your stories and messages clearer. Please be willing to draft and re-write to make your essays stronger. Here are 10 questions to help guide you through the editing process. I hope they can help […]

Looking for college essay help? Subscribe to Shmoop''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s 12-month student plan , and you''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''ll get one FREE round of feedback on your college essay.*

*Once you''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''ve subscribed, you''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''ll email your essay to [email protected], and the experts at Shmoop will help you take your essay to the next level.

Important Note for 2016-17 Applicants: The Common Application changed on August 1st, 2013! The tips and sample essays below will still provide useful guidance and essay samples for the new Common Application, but be sure also to read the new article for the 2016-17 Common Application:  Tips for the 5 New Common Application Essay Prompts.

Option #1. Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.

Ask the Dean Read answers to questions about the college admissions process, financial aid, and college search by College Confidential’s resident expert!

We''''''''''''''''ll help you estimate your AI, which is used by some schools to summarize the academic accomplishments of applicants.

No other system matches the diversity of colleges and universities accessible through the Common App. Explore and apply to schools across the world.

There is no need to repeat your applicant details for every college on your list.  Enter your information one time and use it to apply to multiple schools.

2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts The Common Application just released its 2017-2018 essay prompts. Rather than five, there are now seven prompts. The new prompts deal with imagination, fascination, and freedom of choice. They also revised three of the current prompts to push for more expression and kept two alone. Below […]

Working on the drafts of college application essays? The drafting process is critical and can help make your stories and messages clearer. Please be willing to draft and re-write to make your essays stronger. Here are 10 questions to help guide you through the editing process. I hope they can help […]

Looking for college essay help? Subscribe to Shmoop''s 12-month student plan , and you''ll get one FREE round of feedback on your college essay.*

*Once you''ve subscribed, you''ll email your essay to [email protected], and the experts at Shmoop will help you take your essay to the next level.

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Ask the Dean Read answers to questions about the college admissions process, financial aid, and college search by College Confidential’s resident expert!

We''''ll help you estimate your AI, which is used by some schools to summarize the academic accomplishments of applicants.

No other system matches the diversity of colleges and universities accessible through the Common App. Explore and apply to schools across the world.

There is no need to repeat your applicant details for every college on your list.  Enter your information one time and use it to apply to multiple schools.

2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts The Common Application just released its 2017-2018 essay prompts. Rather than five, there are now seven prompts. The new prompts deal with imagination, fascination, and freedom of choice. They also revised three of the current prompts to push for more expression and kept two alone. Below […]

Working on the drafts of college application essays? The drafting process is critical and can help make your stories and messages clearer. Please be willing to draft and re-write to make your essays stronger. Here are 10 questions to help guide you through the editing process. I hope they can help […]

Ask the Dean Read answers to questions about the college admissions process, financial aid, and college search by College Confidential’s resident expert!

We''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''ll help you estimate your AI, which is used by some schools to summarize the academic accomplishments of applicants.

No other system matches the diversity of colleges and universities accessible through the Common App. Explore and apply to schools across the world.

There is no need to repeat your applicant details for every college on your list.  Enter your information one time and use it to apply to multiple schools.

2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts The Common Application just released its 2017-2018 essay prompts. Rather than five, there are now seven prompts. The new prompts deal with imagination, fascination, and freedom of choice. They also revised three of the current prompts to push for more expression and kept two alone. Below […]

Working on the drafts of college application essays? The drafting process is critical and can help make your stories and messages clearer. Please be willing to draft and re-write to make your essays stronger. Here are 10 questions to help guide you through the editing process. I hope they can help […]

Looking for college essay help? Subscribe to Shmoop''''s 12-month student plan , and you''''ll get one FREE round of feedback on your college essay.*

*Once you''''ve subscribed, you''''ll email your essay to [email protected], and the experts at Shmoop will help you take your essay to the next level.

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Ask the Dean Read answers to questions about the college admissions process, financial aid, and college search by College Confidential’s resident expert!

We''''''''ll help you estimate your AI, which is used by some schools to summarize the academic accomplishments of applicants.

No other system matches the diversity of colleges and universities accessible through the Common App. Explore and apply to schools across the world.

There is no need to repeat your applicant details for every college on your list.  Enter your information one time and use it to apply to multiple schools.

2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts The Common Application just released its 2017-2018 essay prompts. Rather than five, there are now seven prompts. The new prompts deal with imagination, fascination, and freedom of choice. They also revised three of the current prompts to push for more expression and kept two alone. Below […]

Working on the drafts of college application essays? The drafting process is critical and can help make your stories and messages clearer. Please be willing to draft and re-write to make your essays stronger. Here are 10 questions to help guide you through the editing process. I hope they can help […]

Looking for college essay help? Subscribe to Shmoop's 12-month student plan , and you'll get one FREE round of feedback on your college essay.*

*Once you've subscribed, you'll email your essay to [email protected], and the experts at Shmoop will help you take your essay to the next level.

Here s a terrific post on how to think about the new prompts for the Common App, and strategies on how to find great topics and write stellar essays: http://www.essayhell.com/2013/06/strategies-for-all-five-of-the-new-common-application-prompts.html