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Fall 2020 University of Colorado Boulder Writing Supplement (required, 250–650 words): In addition to the Common Application essay, you are required to submit a CU Boulder writing supplement. At the University of Colorado Boulder, no two Buffs are alike. We value difference and support equity and inclusion of all students […]

2020 CU Boulder Releases New Prompt


2020 University of Washington New Essay Prompt The University of Washingon, one of the four Coalition exclusive public colleges, is no longer using the Coalition essay prompts. This week the university released its fall 2020 prompt: “Tell a story from your life, describing an experience that either demonstrates your character […]

2020 University of Washington New Essay Prompt


Class of 2024 Tufts Writing Supplement Tufts released its supplement for next year. It now has three options for the second essay, and added two new prompts for this year. We can easily answer one new prompt ourselves: “A) From recognizing break dancing as a new Olympic sport, to representation […]

Class 2024 Tufts Writing Supplement



2020 Emory Writing Supplement Emory has broken its 2020 prompts into two categories: “Reflections” and “Tell us about you,” and applicants must respond to one from each in 150 words max per response. We provide the “Reflections” prompts. Check out our site for the “Tell us about you” ones. “Reflections” […]

2020 Emory Writing Supplement


2020 University of Chicago Supplemental Prompts The University of Chicago released its 2019-2020 supplemental essay prompts. Great options as always. We love number 4. Essay Option 4 “Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.” – Jessamyn West —Inspired by Elizabeth Mansfield, Class of 2020 To see all their prompts, check out […]

2020 University of Chicago Supplemental Essay Prompts


Working on the drafts of college application essays? The drafting process is critical and can help make your stories and messages clearer. Please be willing to draft and re-write to make your essays stronger. Here are 10 questions to help guide you through the editing process. I hope they can help […]

10 Guiding Questions: College Application Essays



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