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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


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


2018 University of Notre Dame and Other Updates The University of Notre Dame released its 2018 writing supplement for both the Common and Coalition applications. In addition to one required response, applicants must answers two out of four additional short responses.  Two of these prompts include: For whom are you […]

2018 University of Notre Dame, Tufts and Other Updates



2018 Virgina Tech Essays We are busy adding new 2018 essays as they are released. Virginia Tech released its essays. Students have the option to respond to eight prompts. They can answer one, two or three of the prompts, and the recommended word length is 300 words. These essays are […]

2018 Virginia Tech Essays


College Application Essay Guides
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 […]

Can I Picture You?: 10 College Application Essay Guiding ...


IECA Spring 2015 Presenter and Exhibitor Baltimore native Dr. Rebecca Joseph will be presenting at Spring 2015 IECA on the amazing topic of “Rehabbing Your Image: Using College Essays To Strengthen Applications of Students Who Have Experienced Challenges.” She will be presenting with fellow IECA member Elizabeth Stone and U VA Associate […]

IECA Spring 2015: Baltimore Here We Come, Hon



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Thanks For Visiting Us At HECA Everyone values our unique app. Listen to this short video by Joan Thomas, who praised us at WACAC and HECA 2014. “This is so app is so fantastic and it improves my productivity… I think it’s awesome. I think every student and every counselor […]

Thanks For Visiting Us At HECA


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Less Is Not More: 15 Tips for Using #CA4 Writing Supplements to Strengthen Your College Applications Embrace Writing Supplements. Most selective colleges using the Common Application have individual Writing Supplements. View these supplements as great offerings, as less is not more in the world of the competitive application process. Colleges that […]

Less Is Not More: 15 Tips for Using #CA4 Writing ...


2013-2014 University of Colorado-Boulder Writing Supplement Welcome the Common App, Boulder!!! With one long supplemental essays, we should see a dramatic increase in out -of-state apps. The University of Colorado Boulder’s Flagship 2030 strategic plan promotes exceptional teaching, research, scholarship, creative works, and service distinguishing us as a premier university. […]

2013-2014 University of Colorado-Boulder Writing Supplement



2013-2014 Babson Writing Supplement From the Babson admissions website (http://blogs.babson.edu/undergraduate/2013/07/19/tours-essays-and-popsicles/) “…this seems to be the week of  schools posting their essay topics (Google College Essay topics 2013-2014) and we at Babson are no different. This year we changed our essay prompt, thanks to suggestions via Facebook from the incoming first year class. […]

2013-2014 Babson Writing Supplement