Mastering the 2017-2018 Common App Essay
Don’t worry, juniors. No one is asking you to write your college application essays just yet. After all, you still need to focus on final exams (they’ll be here before you know it!), end of the year research papers, and everyone’s favorite standardized tests…the SAT or ACT. But sometime over the summer, when inspiration strikes you or (let’s face it) your parents have laid down an ultimatum, insisting you make serious progress on those essays “or else,” you will breathe a sigh of relief. Why? The good folks over at the Common Application have made some pretty terrific changes to the new essay prompts, all with the goal of making it that much easier for you to share your story with admissions readers.