Writing College Essays

Not all colleges require applications essays. but if you, or your students, are applying to a private college or university, chances are good that the process will include submitting either a personal statement or essay to demonstrate writing skills.

The College Board has collected loads of great tools to help students write college entrance essays, including lists and videos with tips and ideas to get them started and sample essays to get their creative juices flowing!

Here are just a few of our must-reads:

8 Tips for Crafting Your Best College Essays

Students Speak: How I Conquered the Application Essay

Sample College Application Essay

Sample college essays challenge students to read through the text, finding strengths and weaknesses in each essay and then compare notes with College Board reviewers.