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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


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


June 6, 2018 Colleges are beginning to release their updates. The University of California is keeping its same personal insight questions from last year. Georgetown University release its 2019 application. It shifted a couple of prompts.  APPLICANTS TO GEORGETOWN COLLEGE: What does it mean to you to be educated? How might […]

June 6 Fall 2019 Updates



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 ...



2016 University of Michigan Supplemental Essays U-M supplemental essay questions for the 2015-2016 Common Application: Essay #1 (Required for all applicants. Approximately 250 words.) Everyone belongs to many different communities and/or groups defined by (among other things) shared geography, religion, ethnicity, income, cuisine, interest, race, ideology, or intellectual heritage. Choose […]

2016 University of Michigan Supplemental Essays




2014-2015 Boston College Writing Supplement For both freshmen and transfers: We would like to get a better sense of you. Please select one of the questions below and write an essay of 400 words or less providing your response. 1. What contemporary issues or trend relating to politics, culture and society, or […]

2014-2015 Boston College Writing Supplement


2013-2014 American University Writing Supplement 1. American University provides its students the freedom to pursue majors and minors within and across the different schools and colleges of the University. In one paragraph, discuss your academic goals and how American University would help you achieve them. (Required, 250 words words max, Paste […]

2014 American University Supplement



2013-2014 ELON APPLICATION features new Think Fasts and Long Essay Prompts. Think Fast The Admissions Committee enjoys getting to know Elon applicants. Please answer the following statements in no more than two sentences: What would you consider to be your greatest accomplishment? What is the best piece of advice you […]

2013-2014 Elon Application Essays