Writing the College Essays

Helpful TiPs

Common App Essays for 2017-8

https://www.commonapp.org/whats-appening/application-updates/common-application-announces-2017-2018-essay-prompts

Coalition App Essays:  (Note that this application was NOT widely used this year; this may change in coming years.)

http://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/essays.html

UC Essays Freshmen:

http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/personal-questions/freshman/index.html

Crafting an Application Essay that ‘Pops’, by Rebecca Ruiz, NY Times, 9/23/11

http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/23/nacac-essa/

Sample College Admission Essay  International Student (good examples of supplemental essays)

http://www.internationalstudent.com/essay_writing/college_essay/ 

The College Essay Guy - Supplemental Essays   This is a great website!

http://www.collegeessayguy.com/supplemental-essays/ 

Carleton College Essay Tips

https://apps.carleton.edu/admissions/apply/essay_tips/ 

 Essays that Worked: Connecticut College   

https://www.conncoll.edu/admission/apply/essays-that-worked/ 

Essays that Worked - Johns Hopkins Class of 2020

https://apply.jhu.edu/apply/essays-that-worked/