The Coalition App has posted the essay prompts for the 2017-2018 college application season.  Juniors may select from one of the following prompts:

1. Tell a story from your life, describing an experience that either demonstrates your character or helped to shape it.

2. Describe a time when you made a meaningful contribution to others in which the greater good was your focus. Discuss the challenges and rewards of making your contribution.

3. Has there been a time when you’ve had a long-cherished or accepted belief challenged? How did you respond? How did the challenge affect your beliefs?

4. What is the hardest part of being a teenager now? What’s the best part? What advice would you give a younger sibling or friend (assuming they would listen to you)?

5. Submit an essay on a topic of your choice.

Since your essay will be sent to every college to which you apply through the Coalition App, your essay should not name or reference any particular college.  For guidance in structuring your essay, contact