Common Application


2017-2018 U Penn-Specific Prompts Released Prospective applicants to the University of Pennsylvania recently received an email with the 2017-2018 writing prompts. The email started with a great quote from Ben Franklins: “Write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” That is great advice for all college applicants. We posted […]

2017-2018 U Penn-Specific Prompts Released


2018 Boston Writing Supplement The writing supplement topics for Fall 2018 first-year applicants are: We would like to get a better sense of you. Please respond to one of the following prompts. (400 word limit) 1. Human beings have a creative side that tends to shine most when we are […]

2018 Boston College Writing Supplement


2018 University of Notre Dame and Other Updates The University of Notre Dame released its 2018 writing supplement for both the Common and Coalition applications. In addition to one required response, applicants must answers two out of four additional short responses.  Two of these prompts include: For whom are you […]

2018 University of Notre Dame, Tufts and Other Updates



2018 University of Chicago and Georgia Tech Supplemental Essays The University of Chicago always has fabulous essay topics. This year is no exception. Check out our site for all six choices. Here’s one to pique your interest. Essay Option 1. “The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be […]

2018 University of Chicago and Georgia Tech Supplemental Essays


Fall 2018 UNC Chapel Hill Application Short Answer Prompts The admissions committee has selected the UNC-specific short answer prompts for the 2018 application!  While the Fall 2018 application will not be live until August 2017, we hope you will have the opportunity to consider your responses.  Remember, your responses will […]

2018 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Short Answer Prompts


2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts The Common Application just released its 2017-2018 essay prompts. Rather than five, there are now seven prompts. The new prompts deal with imagination, fascination, and freedom of choice. They also revised three of the current prompts to push for more expression and kept two alone. Below […]

2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts



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 ...


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


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



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 ...