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Boston University Goes Test Optional For Next Year Boston University (BU) is going test-optional for one year–the 2020-2021 application year. On their website, they wrote, “over the past few weeks, our day-to-day lives have been turned upside down because of COVID-19. Given the extensive disruption to standardized test administrations and […]

Boston University Goes Test Optional For Next Year


All Public Universities in Oregon Go Test-Optional On March 25, all public universities in Oregon are now test-optional. The universities participating are Eastern Oregon University, Portland State University, Oregon State University, Oregon Institute of Technology, Southern Oregon University, the University of Oregon and Western Oregon University, and applicants applying to […]

All Public Universities in Oregon Go Test-Optional


Tufts On March 24 Announces a 3 Year Test-Optional Policy Starting next year, both first year and transfer applicants have the option of applying test-optional to Tufts for the next three years. After that time, Tufts will decide which permanent path to follow. The admissions office states that “While the […]

Tufts Pilots Test Optional Policy



March 2020 Healthy Wishes As we isolate more and more at home, we need to help college applicants virtually. All College Application Essays is here to help you search college application requirements. We are tracking more and more colleges going test-optional, and are happy to assist you in any way […]

March 2020 Healthy Wishes


2020-2021 Common Application Freshman Essays Stay The Same January 28, 2020. The Common Application announced it will keep the same freshman prompts for next year. https://www.commonapp.org/blog/2020-2021-common-app-essay-prompts 1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If […]

2020-2021 Common Application Freshman Essays Stay The Same


Favorite #Fall2020 New Prompt #6- #CornellCollege Cornell College is one of a select few colleges which offer one course at a time–a dream come true for many students. Their #Fall2020 supplemental essay pushes applicants to personalize this opportunity: “When you are studying One Course At A Time, you may be […]

Favorite #Fall2020 New Prompt #6- #CornellCollege



Favorite #Fall2020 New Prompt #5- #UMBC Honors I attended #UMBC for many acting classes, and love how the university impacts thousands of students each year. The Honors Program is fabulous, and its #Fall2020 prompts push students to think of their potential power in our worlds. We need them. Applicants pick […]

Favorite #Fall2020 New Prompt #5- #UMBC Honors


Favorite Fall 2020 New Prompt #4-BU Trustees Scholarship Essays Every year Boston University has great Trustees Scholarship Essays. These two new prompts for Fall 2020 will lead applicants to share powerful stories. Please write an essay of 600 words or less in response to one of the following two topics: (Required, […]

Favorite Fall 2020 New Prompt #4-BU Trustees Scholarship Essays


USC always has great quick takes–short,really short questions. Two new ones this year: Which well-known person or fictional character would be your ideal roommate? If you could teach a class on any topic, what would it be? Applicants can share how cool they are in their responses. All College Application […]

Favorite Fall 2020 New Prompt #3-USC Quick Takes



We love the University of San Diego’s new supplemental essay prompt: “The University of San Diego offers diverse educational opportunities grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. First-year students are immersed in one of our five Learning Communities (LC), with the themes reflecting the vitality of the liberal arts tradition: […]

Favorite 2020 New Essay Prompts #2: University of San Diego