Common Application


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


Tracking Test Changes We are tracking SAT/ACT test changes for next year and beyond. Some schools are going test optional for a year, two years, three years, or permanently. Check our intro page for the summary updates and then go to the college’s individual page for more details.

Tracking Test Changes



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


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



Favorite Fall 2020 New Prompt #4-BU Trustees Scholarship Essays Every year Boston University has great Trustees Scholarship Essays. These two new prompts for Fall 2020 will lead applicants to share powerful stories. Please write an essay of 600 words or less in response to one of the following two topics: (Required, […]

Favorite Fall 2020 New Prompt #4-BU Trustees Scholarship Essays