Weekly College Application Tips


July 13, 2018 We are already updating for the Fall 2019 admissions year (2018-2019). Below are major schools that have released their essay prompts. Also we are tracking their evolving testing, interview, and recommendation requirements. Remember, the Common Application and Coalition Application essays are the same as last year.  Great […]

Fall 2019 Released Essays


UCHICAGO 2018-2019  SUPPLEMENTAL ESSAY QUESTIONS Thank goodness for the University of Chicago. Their 2018-2019 annual prompts just came out, and we love them. They often provide great brainstorming discussions for all applicants. Here’s prompt #2. For the rest check out our site.  Essay Option 2 You’re on a voyage in […]

UCHICAGO 2018-2019 SUPPLEMENTAL ESSAY QUESTIONS


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Yale 2018-2019 Essays Thanks to #Yale for releasing its Fall 2019 Essays. ‏”What inspires you?” is one. Passionate #college applicants inspire us. All College Application Essays has all college application requirements. http://allcollegeessays.org.  Make sure you check the difference between the Common Application and Coalition Application requirements. The former requires only written word responses, while the […]

Yale 2018-2019 Essays



Dartmouth released fabulous Fall 2019 application year supplemental writing prompts. They are great brainstorming prompts for all college applicants. Here are two. Check our our site for the rest. A. “I have no special talent,” Albert Einstein once observed. “I am only passionately curious.” Celebrate your curiosity. B. The Hawaiian […]

Dartmouth Class of 2023 Writing Prompts


University of Chicago Releases UChicago Empower Initiative The University of Chicago on June 14, 2018 released its UChicago Empower Initiative. Major features include a new test optional policy for domestic applicants, replacement of interviews with a two minute self-advocacy video, willingness to accept other materials, and new financial aid scholarships […]

University of Chicago Changes Admissions Policies


June 13th Updates Emory released its supplemental essays for Fall 2019. Here’s a new one out of the four choices, of which applicants must answer two (150 word max for each). What do you want to bring from your community to the Emory University community? Check out our website and […]

June 13 Updates-Emory Releases Essays



June 6, 2018 Colleges are beginning to release their updates. The University of California is keeping its same personal insight questions from last year. Georgetown University release its 2019 application. It shifted a couple of prompts.  APPLICANTS TO GEORGETOWN COLLEGE: What does it mean to you to be educated? How might […]

June 6 Fall 2019 Updates


Carnegie Mellon Removes Demonstrated Interest In a fascinating move, Carnegie Mellon will not accept any additional materials, change interviews from evaluative to informational, and change longer additional essay to shorter prompts. They are also making these changes to waitlist members Below is the complete announcement as we find it transformative. […]

Carnegie Mellon Removes Demonstrated Interest


Same Prompts: 2018-2019 Common Application and 2018-2019 Coalition Application Common Application Keeps Same Essays The Common Application will keep the same essays prompts as this past year. The most popular essay prompt of the 2017-2018 application year (through January 5, 2018) is “Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a […]

2018-2019 Essays Prompts Stay the Same for Common and Coalition ...



Fall 2018 Prompts Rock We love many of the Fall 2018 prompts. One favorite is one of Oklahoma State University’s prompts.  “I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and I will leave a trail,” Muriel Strode said. Identify a […]

Fall 2018 Prompts Rock