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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 ...


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


The Coalition Releases 2016-2017 Essays There are no stated word limits or format submission info Coalition 2016-2017 Essays Welcome to the Coalition’s application essays page! Here you will find this year’s general essay prompts. Submission Guidelines With so many institutions participating in the Coalition, there are many different admissions guidelines, […]

Coalition Releases 2016-2017 Essays and Participating Colleges



We Added The Coalition on Access, Affordability, and Success The Coalition is moving forward with more than 90 colleges, many of whom are public universities with stand alone application systems. In April the Coalition will open for high schoolers, and this summer it will open for seniors to submit their […]

We Added The Coalition on Access, Affordability, and Success


The Powerful College Application #Selfie See Dr. J’s newest Huffington Post blog about how college applicants need to show up more in their application essays. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/the-powerful-college-application_b_6298218.html Here is the first paragraph… In this era of shameless teenage self-promotion through selfies, Instagram and Snapchat, it is remarkable how much difficulty many […]

The Powerful College Application #Selfie


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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 ...


2014-2015 August Prices For the month of August, All College Application Essays will cost $29,99 for all new users. Current users will get the 2014-2015 colleges with no new charges until we implement our new integrated website version in late August-early September. Take advantage of our daily updates and unique […]

2014-2015 August Prices


From the Common Application Website The Common Application will retain the current set of first-year essay prompts for 2014-15, without any edits or additions. The essay length will continue to be capped at 650 words. The feedback received from member colleges and school counselors has been positive. The essay prompts will be reviewed on […]

2014-2015 Common Application Prompts Stay the Same As 2013-2014



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College Essay is Hot Subject! Posted on September 30, 2013 by Wow Writing Workshop By Kim Lifton Snapshot of Wow banner displayed at NACAC Conference 2013. A reporter from Inside Higher Eddropped by the Wow booth last month during the National Association for College Admission Counseling annual convention in Toronto, ready to learn more […]

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