All college application essays

1. Describe a challenge or obstacle you have faced in your life and how you overcame it.
2. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea.
3. Discuss a time when you had to make a difficult decision and how it impacted you.
4. Describe a problem you’ve solved or a problem you’d like to solve.
5. Describe an experience where you were unsuccessful in achieving your goal. What lessons did you learn?
6. Explain the importance of a particular activity, event, or accomplishment in your life.
7. Describe a piece of your identity (ethnicity, culture, religion, etc.) and how it has shaped you.
8. Share a meaningful experience that has shaped your values or influenced your career path.
9. Discuss an issue that is important to you and how you have taken action to address it.
10. Discuss an accomplishment or event that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family.