So college juniors can begin anytime to burnish those tales of painting ramshackle houses during spring break in Appalachia, making a run for the state title in pole vaulting and feeling the Bern.
Last year the Common App replaced one of the five essay prompts and reworded others.
Centenary University aims to make the application process easy and streamlined, while still giving you the opportunity to share information about the experiences that make you who you are.
We recognize that many students apply to colleges using the Common Application, and that you may already be working on an essay as part of this process.
Applicants must answer four out of eight questions about topics such as leadership skills, favorite academic subject, significant challenges.
They recommend that applicants avoid writing in verse, asking philosophical questions and including “inappropriate” humor.As such, Centenary will accept essays based on Common Application prompts regardless of which application you use.We hope that this will allow you to focus more intently on crafting one strong essay that reflects you and your experiences.The Insider: College Admissions Advice from the Experts is where College Coach experts weigh in on the latest college admissions topics.We cover everything from application timelines and strategies to tips on financing your child's education.To add to the torture of all that introspective writing, the current application fee is per UC campus. It’s not writing it that’s the hard part – it’s deciding what to write about that can be difficult. For example: A boring essay details a summary of Joe’s mission trip to Guatemala, where he volunteered at a local school with his family. And given that thousands of students are admitted to colleges each year, I hope we can all agree there is no one “best” topic on which to write your Common App essay. Pizza, community service, grandmothers, barnacles…you name it, and admissions officers have probably read an essay about it.Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University.Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College.