C2 has a variety of resources to help with your college application essay.

Our students often tell us that the hardest part of applying to college is the college essay, so we’ve put together plenty of college application essay resources to get you through the process.

College Application Essay FAQ

Let’s start with some quick questions and answers.

  1. What are the 2019 college essay prompts?
    Most students will apply to one or more colleges that use the Common Application. The 2019 Common Application essay prompts can be found here. A lot of colleges that use the Common App also have supplementary essay tasks, so you may have additional prompts to respond to.
  2. How important is the college essay?
    In national surveys, college admissions officers consistently rank the essay as the fourth most important factor in their admission decisions, after grades, class difficulty, and test scores.
  3. Why do colleges care about the essay?
    The essay is the only chance you have to inject your voice into your application. Admissions officers strive to admit people rather than just statistics; the essay gives dimension to your application by allowing you to share meaningful personal details that go far beyond your grades, test scores, or the number of activities you participated in.

College Application Essay Resources