class of 2020


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


Favorite #Fall2020 New Prompt #5- #UMBC Honors I attended #UMBC for many acting classes, and love how the university impacts thousands of students each year. The Honors Program is fabulous, and its #Fall2020 prompts push students to think of their potential power in our worlds. We need them. Applicants pick […]

Favorite #Fall2020 New Prompt #5- #UMBC Honors


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 Cornell University Writing Supplements We are checking writing supplements every day before the Common App opens. Cornell tweaked the essay prompts for six of its eight schools. We’ve included the College of Arts and Sciences. College of Arts and Sciences: Students in Arts and Sciences embrace the opportunity to […]

2020 Cornell University Writing Supplements


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


We are tracking all Class of 2020 Writing Supplements Here’s a preview with Tufts The Tufts Writing Supplement Class of 2020 When you visit the Common Application website to fill out and submit your application to Tufts, you’ll notice that the application includes a writing supplement. The Tufts writing supplement […]

Class of 2020 Tufts Writing Supplement


Rice and Princeton release PDFs of 2016 Supplements Both Rice and Princeton have released PDFs of their Universal and Common Application Supplements. Both have the same questions as last year, though it seems Rice eliminated the activity statement. Thanks for giving us a preview of what’s to come. Now kids […]

Rice and Princeton release PDFs of 2016 Supplements