4 Standout College Application Essays on Work, Money and Class

Reflecting on your life - especially turning points, challenges and rewards - is a place to start.

For the last few years, the New York Times has asked for contributions of Common Application essays and personal statements already submitted on the subjects of work, money and social class. They choose four to publish and present them with photos and information about where the writers are going to college. They are always fascinating to read. Click on the link to read the entire piece. Here’s the introduction:

Each year, we issue an open casting call for high school seniors who have dared to address money, work or social class in their college application essays. From the large pile that arrived this spring, these four — about parents, small business, landscapes and the meaning a single object can convey — stood out. READ MORE