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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 ...


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


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



2016 University of Michigan Supplemental Essays U-M supplemental essay questions for the 2015-2016 Common Application: Essay #1 (Required for all applicants. Approximately 250 words.) Everyone belongs to many different communities and/or groups defined by (among other things) shared geography, religion, ethnicity, income, cuisine, interest, race, ideology, or intellectual heritage. Choose […]

2016 University of Michigan Supplemental Essays


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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Directions To Get Started: We are so excited. Our All College Application Essays website and integrated mobile apps are up and running. Our updated Google app and Apple App, and the two are inter-connected, so you can use your log in information for both. NOTE: You can only purchase our service on our website–either on […]

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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. Here are 10 […]

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


By Rebecca Joseph Here is my latest blog from The Huffington Post.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/editing-college-application-essays_b_4105569.html Recently, I saw a private coach inside a Starbucks using a thesaurus to help a high school senior make a college application essay sound “more mature.” Another counselor encouraged one of my students to write about a […]

A Plea to Those Helping Students With College Application Essays: ...


Minnesota Colleges Develop New Part Ones In these stormy times, many colleges cannot yet access the submitted Common Applications, so they have developed independent part ones, so they can at least learn about applicants. Several private colleges in Minnesota are clever and each has developed a new part one: Macalaster, […]

Minnesota Colleges Develop New Part Ones to Their Applications



Let the 17 Year Old Voice Be Heard During our September 21 NACAC sessions, admissions officers from both Yale and the University of Michigan along with Dr. Joseph and Rebecca Cullen from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation made it clear that they prefer to read college application essays from high […]

Let the 17 Year Old Voice Be Heard