Author: Sharon Epstein, college consultant, teaching students how to write memorable college application essays and succeed at college interviews. Essay. Orin Optiglot / Flickr, by Allen Grove, one of the biggest changes to the Common Application in 2013 was the revamping of the essay section. Not only does the application have all new essay prompts, but the 500-word limit from 20been replaced by a 650-word limit. April 1, 2015 by, sharon Epstein, the news is in! The, common Application just announced, the Common Application essay prompts for. There are five questions to choose from. The maximum essay length is 650 words.
However, for any application essay you write, follow the directions. If a college wants a long essay, the directions will ask for it. For more essay help, check out these articles. The University of California, for example, gives applicants a maximum of 1,000 words for two essays. I receive lots of email messages asking about these length limits. Can you go over the limit? 4. Describe a problem youve solved or a problem youd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma-anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale.