Prompt 7: Topic of Your Choice

Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.

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I Want You To Know This About Me 

If you cannot answer one of the other prompts, or the other prompts do not give you the opportunity to share what you think is most important as part of your application, this prompt is the one for you.

Perhaps your experience does not quite fit the other prompts, or maybe what you choose to write about is something completely different to the choices offered in prompts 1-6. Whatever the reason, you still need to talk about yourself and use the essay to make your case for admission.

Prompt 7: Not a free-for-all.

You might be tempted to use that paper you wrote last year for class. Or maybe you think this is a chance to write about a current event or some social trend to show your opinion. Whatever the case, you still need to make this a personal story that helps to show something about your character, ideas, personality, achievements and so on, allowing the admissions committee the information needed to evaluate you and decide whether or not you are a good fit for their school.

You are one good essay away from admission to your dream school!

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