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Note that for the 2018-2019 cycle, the Common App essay prompt for the Transfer application is "Please provide a statement that addresses your reasons for transferring and the objectives you hope to achieve."

With the new Common App for Transfer, the essay has moved from the "common" portion of the Common App. In order to allow each college to choose whether or not to ask the essay question, the essay is now located in the Program Materials section for that college.

Please note that some colleges choose to not ask the Common App personal essay question, so it may not be available for those colleges. Also, colleges may choose to ask other essay questions in addition to, or in lieu of, the personal essay.

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