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Working on the drafts of college application essays? 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. Here are 10 questions to help guide you through the editing process. I hope they can help […]

Can I Picture You?: 10 College Application Essay Guiding ...


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Getting to Know You: Using College Specific Writing Questions and Supplements to Bolster Your Application Embrace Additional 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 […]

Getting to Know You: Using College Specific Writing Questions and ...


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We made it through the entire Common Application. Phew. Below we list all colleges that are not yet updated. We also list the Coalition Schools that are out. Also we list two schools that closed this year. 2016-2017 Common App Schools Not Yet Available American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) Bath […]

September 28 ACAE Updates



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Fall 2017 Ready to Go: Updating Hourly We are keeping the site updated with all the new platforms, new essays, and current programs. Below we will list the applications we have updated as they are released. Note, we are not updating a college’s essay(s) until the college posts 2017 or […]

Fall 2017 Ready to Go: Updating Hourly





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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