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 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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Upcoming Northern CA College Events

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April 2014

Cal Day
4/12/2014
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cal Day – UC Berkeley’s annual open house is Saturday, April 12th!
Location: UC Berkeley
<a href="http://calday.berkeley.edu/find team collaboration app.php” target=”_blank”>Cal Day Information

May 2014

NACAC National College Fair
5/3/2014
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: Cow Palace – Daly City
Free! Register today at NACAC College Fair Info

WACAC North Bay College Fair
5/6/2014
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
The North Bay College Fair ...

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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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