The new 2014-2015 Common Application essays are out! If you're not familiar with the Common App, it's an online application system that allows you to apply to more than 500 colleges and universities in the United States using one application. Although you may have to complete supplemental online forms, recommendations, and essays for some universities, the amount of work you have to do is GREATLY reduced.
There is one standard essay that you have to write for the Common App. Make it good because all of your universities will read it. You can get started on this essay even before you're sure about which unis you're going to apply to!
The essay prompts are as follows (maximum word count is 650 words):
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