Admission essay prompts
Wondering what essay prompts you might see on your college applications. We are pleased to share the 2017-2018 Common Application essay prompts with you. The changes you see below reflect the feedback of 108 Common App member colleges and more than 5,000 other Common App constituents, as well as consultation with our advisory committees and Board of Directors.
Students represented the single largest share of constituent survey respondents (59%), followed by school counselors (23%), and teachers (11%).Read The Common App Essay Prompts Are ChangingWe were gratified to learn that 91% of members and 90% of constituents agree or strongly agree that the current prompts are effective. In addition, the narrative comments we received helped us see areas for improvement in three of the prompts.
Working in close consultation with the counselors and admission officers on our advisory committees, we revised these prompts in a way that we believe will help students see expThe University of Chicago has long been renowned for its provocative essay questions. We think of them as an opportunity for students to tell us about themselves, their tastes, and their ambitions. They can be approached with utter seriousness, complete fancy, or something in between.Each year we email newly admitted and current College students and ask them for essay topics.
Hello. Hello students and parents of the future class of 2022. The time has come.