Class of 2018


2013-2014 Harvard College Writing Supplement  1. Briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences. (Required, 150 word max, Paste in). 2. You may wish to include an additional essay if you feel that the college application forms do not provide sufficient opportunity to convey important information about yourself or your […]

2013-2014 Harvard College Writing Supplement


2013-2014 Amherst Writing Supplement In addition to the essay you are writing as part of the Common Application, Amherst requires a supplementary writing sample from all applicants. To satisfy Amherst’s supplementary writing requirement, you may choose either Option A or Option B. Option A: You will upload your choice. Please […]

2013-2014 Amherst Writing Supplement


2013-2014 Wellesley Writing Supplement The required Wellesley “Writing Supplement,” asks you to respond to the following in two well-developed paragraphs (no more than 400 words).     When choosing a college community, you are choosing an intellectual community and a place where you believe that you can live, learn, and flourish. We know that […]

2013-2014 Wellesley Writing Supplement



2014 Indiana University and Arizona State Apps Are Up Indiana University releases first mandatory essay. Yeah.  All freshman applicants are required to submit a brief personal statement as part of the admission application. You will be asked to share any information about your background or experience that may not be […]

2014 Indiana University and Arizona State Apps Are Up


2013-2014 Harvey Mudd Supplement Below are the writing supplement prompts that will appear on the Common Application for Harvey Mudd College: Short Answer Response- Please answer the following. (500 word limit) What influenced you to apply to Harvey Mudd College? What about the HMC curriculum and community appeals to you? […]

2013-2014 Harvey Mudd Supplement


2013-2014 Swarthmore Writing Supplement As part of the writing supplement, you will be asked to respond to the following short essay topics. 500 word limit for each. Please write about why you are interested in applying to and attending Swarthmore. (500 word limit) Swarthmore’s residential liberal arts community is shaped by […]

2013-2014 Swarthmore Writing Supplement



Waiting, waiting, waiting for 2014 CA4 Writing Supplements We thought the CA4 had promised to release all (or even most) Writing Supplements with its new CA4 launch yesterday. No such luck. Not one was posted on August 1, 2014. So we have been busily updating the other info we can […]

Waiting, waiting, waiting for 2014 CA4 Writing Supplements


2013-2014 Columbia Writing Supplement (will be posted on Common App in mid-August) From Columbia Admissions Website: In addition to the Common Application, applicants are asked to respond to Columbia-specific questions to tell the Admissions Committee more about their academic, extracurricular and intellectual interests. We review the responses to these questions […]

2013-2014 Columbia University Writing Supplement


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2013-2014 Writing Supplement (Thanks to CMU) 2013-2014 Carnegie Mellon Writing Supplement  1. Please submit a one page, single-spaced essay that explains why you have chosen Carnegie Mellon and your particular major(s), department(s) or program(s). This essay should include the reasons why you’ve chosen the major(s), any goals or relevant work […]

2013-2014 Carnegie Mellon Writing Supplement



Say It Isn’t So: CA4 will not release all Writing Supplements on August 1 The Common Application committed to releasing all Writing Supplements on August 1. They wanted to make it easier for students and to control the process. Now they are taking a step back.  See what they wrote […]

Say It Isn’t So: CA4 will not release all Writing ...