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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


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


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. Also please […]

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



Tell Me More: Use Writing Supplements To Strengthen Your College Applications Embrace All Supplemental 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 supplemental essay responses […]

Tell Me More: Use Writing Supplements To Strengthen Your College ...


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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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Last Saturday, Dr. Joseph and Juan Chavez, a first gen freshman at UC Riverside, shared strategies at East Side Stories at Roosevelt High School in east LA about helping teachers and college access advocates embed college application and scholarship essay writing strategies into their high school English classes. These autobiographical […]

Application Essays As Powerful Counter-Narratives



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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Positive Feedback is Fabulous I’ve been working on my app for such a long time that receiving unexpected praise makes it all worthwhile. I received this email last week: “Thanks so much. I love your website and your iPhone App: All College Application Essays. I was sitting in a session at NACAC […]

Positive Feedback Is Fabulous


Powerful Deferral Update Letters or Emails: If you were deferred from your top choice college, it is not over. You can write a powerful letter or email to your admissions representative about your first semester and all other noteworthy news of your accomplishments since you submitted your application last fall. […]

Powerful Deferral Update Letters or Emails



Guiding Question 3: Do you write only in the first person and not spend too much time describing anyone or anything else? Use my one-third-two-third rule. You may not spend more than 1/3 of the essay describing anything other than your own activities and goals. That group, person, or community […]

Guiding Question 3: Do you write only in the first ...