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Common App is monitoring the ongoing developments regarding the spread of the coronavirus. We know this may be an uncertain time for you and your family, and we want to make sure that you know Common App is here to support you as you finalize your college applications, await your admission decisions, or decide where you want to enroll. Click here for COVID-19 updates and FAQs related to your application.

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Note that for the 2019-2020 cycle, the Common App for transfer essay prompt 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 application. 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 for transfer 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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