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Essays for the US Universities – Preparation Tips

  • 27 March 2024

The U.S. universities accept application submissions in different methods, like common app, Naviance, and Scoir. This increased the convenience for students to submit applications and admissions team to process applications faster. In the recent past, approximately 25 million applications have been processed, and it is increasing every year.

In continuation to that it is announced that the common app essay prompts will remain the same for 2024–2025. This is based on past research showing that overall satisfaction exceeded by 95% with the prompts being in place, across constituent groups – students, counselors, advisors, teachers, and member colleges.

This is a big opportunity for students to make use of the time for reflection and brainstorming with themselves as well as discuss their essay with the career counselors too. The essay plays a major role in the decision-making process at US universities as it is the true reflection of the student.

It is an art to express your story, a thought through essay quality is way better than under pressure outcome. Students must remember the university admissions team get to see a lot of essays; hence originality & quality work makes the difference. Students, let’s be proactive.

The full set of essay prompts for 2024–2025 is available here!

Susmita Bharadwaj
Career Counsellor