UC Essay Prompts Remain Unchanged on the 2019 Application

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Good News!  There will be no changes to the UC application personal insight questions this year.  So, while you cannot submit the application until November 1st or work on the application until it opens on August 1st, you can certainly start working on the essay prompts.  Need guidance?  Let’s strategize so you can stand out from the crowd! 

Freshman applicants: Personal insight questions

Answer any 4 of the following 8 questions:

  1. Describe an example ...
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Common Application Prompts Remain Unchanged for the 2019-2020 Season

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2019-2020 Common App Essay Prompts

The Common Application has announced that the 2019-2020 essay prompts will remain the same as the 2018-2019 essay prompts. Based on extensive counselor feedback, the existing essay prompts provide great flexibility for applicants to tell their unique stories in their own voice. Retaining the essay prompts provides the added benefit of consistency for students, counselors, ...

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The Coalition Application Essay Prompts to Remain the Same for 2018-19

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Good news!  Like the Common Application, the Coalition Application Essay Prompts will remain the same for the 2018-19 cycle.  Here they are:

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

Coalition Essays

You can start working on these essays at any time and save drafts in your Locker! While there is no perfect length for an essay, we recommend that you stay with 500 to 550 words. For more information on specific application requirements, please consult the website for each institution to which you are applying, as requirements often ...

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The Common Application Essay Prompts Remain Unchanged for 2018-19

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Good news!  The Common Application announced last week that the prompts for 2018-19 will remain the same as last year.  Juniors can begin pondering their main essay ideas and get a head start on the writing process.  Here is the email from the Common App Team:

The Common Application has announced that the 2018-2019 personal essay writing prompts will be the same as the seven 2017-2018 essay prompts. By conducting a review process every other year, rather than annually, we can ...

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Let the Applications Begin!

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August is upon us and so is college application season for fall 2015. The Common Application, as well as the University of California application portal, are open for business. Let the applications begin!

https://www.commonapp.org/Login
http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/dates-deadlines/index.html

My Best College Plan Counseling can help you manage the perils of filling out multiple applications and meeting your deadlines.  Please don’t wait until the last minute… call today to schedule an appointment!  To help you get started, here are some tips on how best to complete ...

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Summer Planning Sessions – You Can’t Afford to Wait!

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This summer, I am offering a variety of planning meetings, including sports recruiting info sessions, college planning sessions, and application help sessions. With the application window opening up earlier this year, rising seniors will have more time to apply and fine tune their application during August. I am here to help!

Getting recruited by your top choice school takes a lot of research, planning, and analysis. It also requires some marketing on your part. The sessions will cover soccer/sports camp options, ...

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The Number One Piece of Advice to Juniors from College-Bound Seniors

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Juniors, what’s the number one piece of advice from a college-bound senior?  Start the college selection and planning process early!!  The earlier, the better!

Not surprisingly, many juniors have a hard time accepting the fact that, in just 6 short months, they will be seniors, and subsequently, they will be applying to college.  This notion may feel a bit scary- after all, it involves a lot of change.  So, because kids love to procrastinate, they might put off serious college planning, ...

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