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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


Embrace Additional Writing Requirements. Most selective colleges using the Common Application have individual Member Questions and/or Writing Supplements. View these supplemental essay opportunities as great offerings, as less is not more in the world of the competitive application process. Colleges that have supplemental essays really want to learn more about you– from you. So […]

Tell Me More: Using College Specific Writing Questions and Supplements ...


2014-2015 Boston College Writing Supplement For both freshmen and transfers: We would like to get a better sense of you. Please select one of the questions below and write an essay of 400 words or less providing your response. 1. What contemporary issues or trend relating to politics, culture and society, or […]

2014-2015 Boston College Writing Supplement



I  really love the app (ALL COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAYS) and use it as a go-to for a lot of different things.  I notice it’s available through the Google Play store now (I’m an Android AND an Apple user — go figure!) I took a screen shot of the Middlebury app […]

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Follow Dr. J’s Into, Through, & Beyond Approach: Brainstorming Tip #8 Your essay needs to grab readers from the first word. You are competing for the fleeting attention of admissions officers who have dozens if  not hundreds or thousands of essays and files to process. So don’t waste their precious […]

Follow Dr. J’s Into, Through, & Beyond Approach: Brainstorming Tip ...


Boston College Adds Supplemental Essay-WOW!!! Here they are: Different and not easy to mass-produce. Should make for an interesting year for BC admissions.   Students frequently ask what they can do to enhance their applications and furnish us important additional insights about themselves. Toward this purpose, the Admission Committee presents […]

Boston College Adds Supplemental Essay-Shocker