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The Big Picture: The Power of Writing Supplements Let us help you. All College Application Essays has done the hard work of collecting all the Supplemental Essays for you. We tell you where to find them, what each additional essay prompt requires, and the length and submission format. If you cannot afford […]

The Big Picture: The Power of Writing Supplements


MIT released its 2018-2019 essays–the same as last year. They are great essays that kids can really use to demonstrate their power. The advice MIT gave about the essays is fabulous. http://mitadmissions.org/blogs/entry/our-2018-19-application-essay-questions “You are more interesting than anyone you can pretend to be; indeed, you are compelling and interesting enough as […]

2018-2019 MIT Essay Advice Rocks


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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. https://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 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