format of a college application essay?

format of a college application essay?
whats the format for a college app essay?

double spaced? do i put my name and date on it? how long should it be

The college application should provide some instructions about the format of the essay as well as the topic.

If there are no instructions, it should be double-spaced (easier to read), in a font that is easy to read (Times New Roman is good).

If there are no instructions about length, keep it to about a page.Admission officers do not review essays for specific content as much as writing style. They need to see that a student can put words into sentences that make sense and organize thoughts into paragraphs that make a point.