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2015-2016 Common App Essay Prompts

Hi, summer is almost here, which means only one thing for Class of 2016 kids – it’s “Essay Time!”

One of the biggest pitfalls that messes with high school seniors is that they have more schoolwork than ever before in the first half of senior year.

If you’re taking a bunch of AP or other competitive classes, your teachers will continue to teach them as they must, they will not care whether you also have college essays and applications to do.

My recommendation to client and non-client alike is to get the Common Application essay done BEFORE Labor Day.  And if you’re applying to a bunch of colleges that have supplemental essays, you’d be smart to get crackin’ on some of them, too.

Here is the “pre-release” of the essay questions on the Common Application, which is officially released August 1:

2015-16 Common Application Essay Prompts

I’m conducting a live, interactive online training on the college essays, keep your eyes peeled for an announcement (if you’r on my email list.  If you aren’t, you can add yourself when you sign up for our newsletter, The College  Success For Less Bulletin.)