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University of Richmond, Johns Hopkins, and Other Updates Schools are beginning to release their essays and applications. I only update if I can actually see the updates on their applications or websites with the correct date. University of Richmond Here is one of University of Richmond’s new essays– (2) How […]

University of Richmond, JHU, and other Updates


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


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



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


Honors College Essay Time It’s time to write applications for honors colleges. You must check to see whether you can use what you have already submitted to that college. If you must start from scratch, tell a story that is recent and really relates to where you envision yourself making […]

Honors College Essay Time