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Each day for the next few weeks, I’ll post my favorite new essay prompt of the day. The University of Rochester added two new prompts for Fall 2020 applicants that reveal the great kind of applicants they are seeking. 1. How do you hope to “do good” in the world? […]

Favorite 2020 New Essay Prompts #1: University of Rochester


2020 University of Penn New Supplements Just one more week until the Common Application opens. Enjoy this last week of freedom. The University of Penn released its new supplemental essays that all applicants must answer. Rather than one longer piece, students must now answer two shorter prompts. I’m glad they […]

2020 University of Penn New Supplements


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



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


Fall 2018 UNC Chapel Hill Application Short Answer Prompts The admissions committee has selected the UNC-specific short answer prompts for the 2018 application!  While the Fall 2018 application will not be live until August 2017, we hope you will have the opportunity to consider your responses.  Remember, your responses will […]

2018 University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Short Answer Prompts