College Admissions Essay Format/Samples – TopTestPrep.com

College Admissions Essay Format/Samples – TopTestPrep.com

October 25, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


Yeuan: Hi, I’m Yeuan and I’m the director of college admissions
here at Top Test Prep. Today I’m going to be telling you about the three most common types of essay questions you’ll see on
college applications. The common app requires at least one essay out of the five
predetermined essay prompts which you can find ahead
of time on their website. However the majority of
schools require supplemental essays on top of the one that’s
required on the common app. The essay prompts for the common app and the other supplemental essays usually follow into one of
the following categories, one common prompt is the
tell us about yourself essay. These types of essays are required because the admissions office
wants to get to know you better beyond the limitations
of your application. It gives you a chance to
reveal something about yourself beyond just your academics. The second is the why us question. Schools don’t use this
one to boost their own ego so don’t use it as an opportunity to suck up to the admissions office. Use it to tell them more
about why you want to attend their school and how it can
contribute to your life goals. The last one is the creative essay. This essay question is very
common among the top schools. These questions are
purposefully undirected and open ended to find out
more about your personality. Although these are the three most common types of essay prompts there’re plenty of other random ones out there as well. To get help with your college
essays or applications call us today to reserve admissions expert or tutor at 800-501-7737.