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2017 University of Chicago, UNC, Georgia Tech, and Colgate Supplemental Essays Thanks to these three schools for releasing their supplemental essays early. We have posted them on our website and app. We will share one of each from the three schools. Check out our website and app for the remaining […]

University of Chicago, UNC, Georgia Tech, and Colgate Release 2017 ...


The Coalition Releases 2016-2017 Essays There are no stated word limits or format submission info Coalition 2016-2017 Essays Welcome to the Coalition’s application essays page! Here you will find this year’s general essay prompts. Submission Guidelines With so many institutions participating in the Coalition, there are many different admissions guidelines, […]

Coalition Releases 2016-2017 Essays and Participating Colleges


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University of California Fall 2017 New Essay Format and Questions for Both Freshmen and Transfer Applicants The University of California on March 24 released its new essay format and questions for the 2017 application cycle. Applicants will now have to write four short responses that allow for at most 350 words. Applicants […]

University of California Releases 2017 New Essay Format and Questions



We Added The Coalition on Access, Affordability, and Success The Coalition is moving forward with more than 90 colleges, many of whom are public universities with stand alone application systems. In April the Coalition will open for high schoolers, and this summer it will open for seniors to submit their […]

We Added The Coalition on Access, Affordability, and Success


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Back By Popular Demand: 2016-2017 Common Application Keeps Same Prompts and Now Rolls Over Juniors rest easy.  The Common Application is keeping the same prompts as last year. These prompts give you great options. You can even start working on the application now as all accounts will roll over except […]

2016-2017 Common Application Keeps Same Prompts and Now Rolls Over


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Make Your Stories Pop: 10 College Application Essay Guiding Questions Working on the drafts of your personal statements for your college applications? The drafting process is critical and can help make your stories and messages clearer.  Please be willing to draft and re-write to make your essays stronger. Also please […]

Make Your Stories Pop: 10 College Application Essay Guiding ...




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Tell Me More: Use Writing Supplements To Strengthen Your College Applications Embrace All Supplemental Writing Requirements. Most selective colleges using the Common Application have individual Member Questions and/or Writing Supplements. Colleges that have supplemental essays really want to learn more about you– from you. So give them what they want. Great supplemental essay responses […]

Tell Me More: Use Writing Supplements To Strengthen Your College ...


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Five Key Essay Facts in 2015-2016 Common Application We have been busy exploring the 2015-2016 Common Application. Here are five key facts about the essay completion and submission process to make your work easier. Our website and app provide all the information about the essays required for the 2015-2016 Common […]

Five Key Essay Facts in 2015-2016 Common Application