The College Essay Many colleges and universities require entering freshman to write an essay for admission or for particular institutional scholarships.
The Common Application is used by practically every Division I school and all of the Ivy league schools.
This prompts is taken from the current Common Application prompts: The lessons we take from failure can be fundamental to later success.
Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
Think of your dream college and write this essay as if you were writing it for the admissions committee of this prestigious school for the purpose of being accepted into the school.