2018-2019 Common Application Essay Prompts

The Common Application, the college application with a subscriber base of over 700 colleges and universities, has announced its essay prompts for the 2018-2019 admissions cycle. The seven prompts for the Personal Statement will remain the same as the essay prompts from the 2017-2018 admissions cycle. This announcement by Common … 

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5 Terrible Topics for the Common Application Personal Statement

Of the thousands of applicants each year to highly selective colleges, it may surprise some to learn that the vast majority of these applicants choose one of five topics to write about in their Common Application Personal Statements. That’s right. Even though these students may think they’re being super creative … 

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How to Approach the Personal Statement

How to Write a Great Personal Statement Wondering how to approach the Personal Statement on the Common Application? You’re not alone. So often, folks write in asking for assistance with their “college essay.” It’s something of a pet peeve of ours here at Ivy Coach. There is not one college … 

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Common App Personal Statement

Trying to decide which Common App Personal Statement to answer? Many students — and their parents — ask us which Common App Personal Statement prompt they should address. If you’re not familiar with this admissions cycle’s essay prompts, they are the exact same ones as last year. Here they are … 

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The Common Application Essay

It seems The Common Application may have taken our suggestion. Against what was previously planned, The Common Application has opted not to remove the essay prompt that asks students to write — more or less –about a topic of their choice in their personal statement. On the new Common Application, … 

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