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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



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


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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



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


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