Three years ago, applicants around the world became the first to experiment with a brand new college application platform.
Intended to be a full-service competitor to the Common App, the Coalition Application provided students with a fresh, new interface and, of course, a new set of essay prompts to grapple with.
And what about being a teenager today is truly awesome in a way most people wouldn’t expect?
Essays that respond to these questions are ripe for humorous responses (did the latest changes to the Instagram algorithm blow your mind?
For many students, this catch-all prompt is a gift.
Obviously, any essay you write will meet the requirement of this prompt, so if you have already begun brainstorming with the Common App topics in mind, fear not; this Coalition prompt has you covered.
), as long as you also think critically and relate the topic to your life, passions, and goals.
Although this can be an opportunity to get a little silly, it’s also a moment for you to gain some perspective and think about what struggling really means to you.
Maybe a particularly adventurous meal you had while abroad in China made you reassess the boundaries you believed dictated your taste in food.
You can discuss a belief that has been long cherished or simply accepted, which means you can discuss something that has been a part of the fabric of your values based on passionate feelings OR societal norms.