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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


Happy May Day Updates As many seniors finalize their college choice today, juniors are gearing up for next year in the Covid-19 world. We are busy updating our site with test-optional updates and other college application news. A seismic announcement occurred when The University of Southern California went test-optional for […]

Happy May Day Updates



Earth Day Updates We are updating our site with all Covid-19 updates as we learn them, and there are so many. Many colleges are postponing testing for a year, two years, three years, or permanently. Some have clear waivers, while others have many caveats. We are tracking them all. Cornell […]

Earth Day Updates