10 College Essay Topics to Avoid: What Admissions Officers Don’t Want to See

Caroline Koppelman

Caroline Koppelman is a college admissions expert. Her college admissions consulting firm, The Kopelman Group, has helped students get into the finest schools in the country, including Harvard and Upenn. If you need help brainstorming topics, editing essays, coming up with your college list, or anything relating to the college process.

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10 College Essay Topics to Avoid: What Admissions Officers Don’t Want to See

July 10, 2023

A college essay can fail for a number of reasons. The writing can be of poor quality, the theme can…

43 Phrases You Should Avoid in a College Admission Essay

43 Phrases You Should Avoid in a College Admission Essay

July 10, 2019

Take note to avoid these 43 phrases to give your college essay a better chance of impressing application readers.