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College Application Essay Guides
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 ...


IECA Spring 2015 Presenter and Exhibitor Baltimore native Dr. Rebecca Joseph will be presenting at Spring 2015 IECA on the amazing topic of “Rehabbing Your Image: Using College Essays To Strengthen Applications of Students Who Have Experienced Challenges.” She will be presenting with fellow IECA member Elizabeth Stone and U VA Associate […]

IECA Spring 2015: Baltimore Here We Come, Hon


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Thanks For Visiting Us At HECA Everyone values our unique app. Listen to this short video by Joan Thomas, who praised us at WACAC and HECA 2014. “This is so app is so fantastic and it improves my productivity… I think it’s awesome. I think every student and every counselor […]

Thanks For Visiting Us At HECA



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Less Is Not More: 15 Tips for Using #CA4 Writing Supplements to Strengthen Your College Applications Embrace Writing Supplements. Most selective colleges using the Common Application have individual Writing Supplements. View these supplements as great offerings, as less is not more in the world of the competitive application process. Colleges that […]

Less Is Not More: 15 Tips for Using #CA4 Writing ...


2013-2014 University of Colorado-Boulder Writing Supplement Welcome the Common App, Boulder!!! With one long supplemental essays, we should see a dramatic increase in out -of-state apps. The University of Colorado Boulder’s Flagship 2030 strategic plan promotes exceptional teaching, research, scholarship, creative works, and service distinguishing us as a premier university. […]

2013-2014 University of Colorado-Boulder Writing Supplement


2013-2014 Babson Writing Supplement From the Babson admissions website (http://blogs.babson.edu/undergraduate/2013/07/19/tours-essays-and-popsicles/) “…this seems to be the week of  schools posting their essay topics (Google College Essay topics 2013-2014) and we at Babson are no different. This year we changed our essay prompt, thanks to suggestions via Facebook from the incoming first year class. […]

2013-2014 Babson Writing Supplement



2013-2014 Tufts Writing Supplement Class of 2018 Thanks to Tufts for updating its supplemental essays. Three of the essays are new and all give great chances for students to share unique new stories and essays. http://admissions.tufts.edu/apply/essay-questions/ Here what Tufts has to say: “When you visit the Common Application website to […]

2013-2014 Tufts Writing Supplement


2013-2014 ELON APPLICATION features new Think Fasts and Long Essay Prompts. Think Fast The Admissions Committee enjoys getting to know Elon applicants. Please answer the following statements in no more than two sentences: What would you consider to be your greatest accomplishment? What is the best piece of advice you […]

2013-2014 Elon Application Essays


The University of Richmond’s on June 14 released its  2013-2014 Writing Supplement and Tips For Writing It. We copy directly from its Admissions Blog–http://admissionblog.richmond.edu/ Tom Nicholas, Senior Assistant Director of Admission, writes:  “In light of these new (Common Application) questions – all of which, directly or indirectly, get at the same […]

2013-2014 University of Richmond Writing Supplement Plus Blog Tips



Every year, the University of Chicago asks applicants to write an additional long essay. Their prompts are some of the most creative around. They can often spark a great essay that applicants can use somewhere else or that even can become their common application long essays. Here is the full […]

2013-2014 University of Chicago Writing Supplement-#CA4 Version