common app essays and supplemental

<p>hey, can you use different essays for the common app for different schools? (if i am applying online) or do my common app essays have to be the same for all my private schools?</p>


<p>Are you talking about personal statement essays? Typically you use the same personal statement for each school. If you want to use a different one for a different school then you need to create an alternate version of your common app, or if the school has their own application, you can use whatever essay you want for that. Supplemental essays will vary for each school so obviously you would need to write different essays for them.</p>