Weekly College Application Tips


We are posting our favorite Fall 2022 new prompts in college alphabetical order. Email your favorite prompt and we’ll post it too. (rjoseph@allcollegeessays.org). This is of July 12, 2021. Boston College (We love them all) Students at Boston College are encouraged to consider critical questions as they pursue lives of […]

Fall 2022 Favorite New Essays Prompts


The Common Application releases its 2021-2022 Personal Essays. One new prompt replaces the problem you want to solve prompt. Otherwise, the other prompts are the same. They will keep the extra 250 word optional Covid-19 prompt. Below is the full set of essay prompts for 2021-2022 with the new prompt […]

Fall 2022 Common Application Prompts




Dartmouth released its Class of 2025 Writing Supplement today. https://admissions.dartmouth.edu/glossary-term/writing-supplement We like all the choices. Here is it’s option C: In The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, William Kamkwamba, Class of 2014, reflects on constructing a windmill from recycled materials to power the electrical appliances in his family’s Malawian house: […]

Dartmouth Class of 2025 Writing Supplement


New Fall 2021 Writing Prompts Many colleges are kindly releasing their Fall 2021 prompts, including Tufts and the University of Miami (which added a supplemental prompt for the first time). We are updating our website daily and prepping up for IECA and August 1. The University of Miami’s new 250 […]

New Fall 2021 Writing Prompts


Georgia Tech released its 2021 essay requirements. It will no longer require the Common Application main essay. Students will respond to two prompts (50 to 300 words): Essay Prompt 1 Why do you want to study your chosen major specifically at Georgia Tech? Essay Prompt 2 All applicants must choose […]

Georgia Tech’s 2021 Essay Requirements



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The University of Chicago released its 2020-2021 essays as did many other colleges, including Brown University, Georgetown University, Providence College, the University of Georgia, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (UNC), University of Texas, Austin, University of Virginia (UVA), Villanova University, and Wake Forest. We are updating them all on […]

2020-2021 Essay Updates


From the University of California AdmissionsJune 10, 2020 “We’ve made some changes to the UC undergraduate admissions application for Fall 2021. Here’s what to expect : Name – Applicants will be able to provide their preferred or lived name. A preferred name is the name an applicant wishes to be […]

Fall 2021 UC Application Updates


UVA Release Fall 2021 Prompts Thank you to UVA for getting ahead of the curve and releasing its 2020-2021 essays. They split Arts and Sciences and Engineering into two separate questions and replaced one of their other prompts. We are tracking all college application essays requirements. We are grateful to […]

UVA Releases Fall 2021 Prompts



June Updates-Many More Colleges Go Test Optional We are rapidly updating our site and tracking major test optional shifts. Here are some examples from the As and Bs. A big shout out goes to FairTest at fairest.org. Check out our website for more. www.allcollegeessays.org Amherst is now test optional for the […]

June Updates-Many More Test Optional Colleges