All About the Common Applications Essay Prompts

The Common Application can be used to apply to over 800 colleges or universities in the USA.

For the Common App, you will need to submit an answer to an essay prompt. The good news is: the Common App provides a list of seven essay prompts, and those for the 2019/2020 year are the same as those from the previous year. So if you need help, you can surely find samples and ideas online.

The essay prompts for 2019/2020 are at the bottom of this post. You should choose one of these prompts and write an essay of no more than 650 words.


Tips for Writing Your Essay

Everyone is going to give you basically the same advice for writing your essay: Be original, genuine, and interesting. Try to stand out. Proofread and rewrite. Make sure there are no errors, and get a proofreader if necessary.

This advice is about all you need. However, it is also worth considering hiring someone to help write your essay. Some students are simply not very good at writing, and there are plenty of majors, from highly sophisticated engineering programs to labor-intensive technical programs, that require little in the way of writing talent. If writing is not your strong suit, a professional writer can help give you a leg up in your application.

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The 2019/2020 Common App Essay Prompts

Here they are, the essay prompts used for both the 2018/2019 and the 2019/2020 Common Application: