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How to Refine a Draft of Your Common App Essay

Once you’ve gone through the process of writing the first draft of your Common App essay, it may feel like it’s ready to send off. But it’s always worthwhile to spend some extra time editing and refining what you’ve come up with. You only get one chance to tell your

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How to Draft Your Common App Essay

Your Common App essay is one of the most important parts of your college application — but the hardest part is getting started. Once you’ve selected a prompt and chosen a topic, it’s time to put pen to paper. Our college consultants break down how to write the first draft

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How to Choose a Topic for Your Common App Essay

You’ve started to narrow down your college list and decided you’re ready to start writing your college essays, specifically your Common App personal statement, but now it’s time to pick a topic that answers the seven prompts given to you. Which topic and prompt best fits your story? Here’s how

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