Common Application


2022-2023 #UVA First Year Application Writing Prompts UVA did a total re-haul of its essays and word lengths. College Specific 100 word max. College of Arts & Sciences: If you could create a college course that all UVA students would take, what would it be about and why? School of Engineering: How […]

UVA Releases Its 2022-2023 Essays


The Common Application released its new members for the 2022-2023 application cycle. We will add all the colleges to our application that we did not have, and update all the ones that we did. We are very excited that UT Austin is joining next year’s Common Application. New Members of […]

Common Application Adds 50 New Colleges Including UT Austin


The 2022-2023 Common Application Essay announced it will keep its 2021-2022 essay prompts along with its optional 250 Covid-19 essay. https://www.commonapp.org/blog/2022-2023-common-app-essay-prompts Fall 2022-2023 Prompts Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like […]

Fall 2022-2023 Common Application Essay Prompts Same as Last Year



We are posting our favorite Fall 2022 new prompts in college alphabetical order. Email your favorite prompt and we’ll post it too. (rjoseph@allcollegeessays.org). This is of July 12, 2021. Boston College (We love them all) Students at Boston College are encouraged to consider critical questions as they pursue lives of […]

Fall 2022 Favorite New Essays Prompts


The Common Application releases its 2021-2022 Personal Essays. One new prompt replaces the problem you want to solve prompt. Otherwise, the other prompts are the same. They will keep the extra 250 word optional Covid-19 prompt. Below is the full set of essay prompts for 2021-2022 with the new prompt […]

Fall 2022 Common Application Prompts


Georgia Tech released its 2021 essay requirements. It will no longer require the Common Application main essay. Students will respond to two prompts (50 to 300 words): Essay Prompt 1 Why do you want to study your chosen major specifically at Georgia Tech? Essay Prompt 2 All applicants must choose […]

Georgia Tech’s 2021 Essay Requirements



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The University of Chicago released its 2020-2021 essays as did many other colleges, including Brown University, Georgetown University, Providence College, the University of Georgia, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (UNC), University of Texas, Austin, University of Virginia (UVA), Villanova University, and Wake Forest. We are updating them all on […]

2020-2021 Essay Updates


UVA Release Fall 2021 Prompts Thank you to UVA for getting ahead of the curve and releasing its 2020-2021 essays. They split Arts and Sciences and Engineering into two separate questions and replaced one of their other prompts. We are tracking all college application essays requirements. We are grateful to […]

UVA Releases Fall 2021 Prompts


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