Picking your own essay topic.

<p>On the common app, when it says choose your own essay topic, do you have to explicitly state it somewhere?</p>

<p>yeah im wondering about the whole topic of your choice thing. are there advantages to picking the given topics? is it okay to write your own topic? do you state the topic...</p>

<p>bumpity bump bump bump</p>

<p>does anyone know???</p>

<p>Yes, If you chose your own topic, you should state what it is.</p>