Looking For Well-Written Common App Essay Examples

Applying for college is an exciting, if somewhat unsettling time. While you are looking forward to making the transition from school and moving into higher education, it is only to be expected that you should have some feelings of apprehension as well. It is a big leap that you are making, but it is also a positive step in the right direction. Thankfully you are not alone. The route that you are about to take is a well-trodden one, and there are processes in place: signposts to help make the transition easier for you.

One of the very first things that you are going to have to provide is an application (app) essay. There are a lot of resources online that you can turn to for help in structuring your submission and for choosing a topic. Don’t be fooled by the 650-word maximum word count. Rather than making your task easier, you are going to have to keep it incredibly tight. It is, therefore, vital that you prepare yourself by finding some good examples.

Your college website

It might seem like an obvious choice, but you would be amazed at just how many students neglect to check their college website for the resources that they need! This is the first place that you should look, as while the guidelines will be uniform across the country; each college will have their own preferred style. It is also good practice to familiarize yourself with the website as it will provide you with useful pointers about all aspects of college life.

Phone your college

There is no harm in giving your college switchboard a call and asking the operator for direction in terms of where you might find the examples that you need. The switchboard staff are there to assist you and even if they don’t have the exact answer that you are looking for, they will know someone who does and can point you in the right direction. Phoning the college is also a good way of honing your telephone skills and manner.


As I discussed earlier, there is an abundance of sites to be found online offering tips and advice, as well as some common examples. Make sure you check out a few different sites and remember there is no need to pay for this information as there should be plenty of information to be found free of charge.

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