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College Essays

How to Write a College Transfer Essay
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By Kevin McMullin
October 25, 2021 | 4 minute read

Students applying to transfer to a different college usually don’t have to worry about taking the SATs or balancing AP classes like you did in your high school days. But you’ll probably...

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Looking for college essay examples?
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By Kevin McMullin
October 18, 2021 | 3 minute read

Be careful where you look for essay inspiration. When I was preparing to apply to college, someone gifted me a book containing what the author promised were successful college essays. I...

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Common App Essay Topics
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By Kevin McMullin
September 27, 2021 | 5 minute read

Let change be your guide. Every college applicant has a story worth sharing. And the Common App’s  2021-22 essay prompts offer seven different options to share yours. But that variety of...

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Looking for a Personal Statement Outline?
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By Kevin McMullin
September 20, 2021 | 4 minute read

When a Collegewise counselor brainstorms an essay with one of our students, we present them with a suggested outline to get them started on their first draft. But each outline (and...

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How to Write a College Application Essay
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By Kevin McMullin
September 13, 2021 | 3 minute read

The college essay often feels like a treasure hunt where every applicant is searching for an elusive magic formula. I’ll let you off the hook—there isn’t one. If there were one perfect...

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How Important Is the Common App essay?
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By Kevin McMullin
September 6, 2021 | 4 minute read

Of the nearly 900 colleges that invite first-year applicants to apply using the Common Application, many—but not all—require that you include a written essay responding to one of seven...

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