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Getting to Know You: Using College Specific Writing Questions and Supplements to Bolster Your Application Embrace Additional Writing Requirements. Most selective colleges using the Common Application have individual Member Questions and/or Writing Supplements. Colleges that have supplemental essays really want to learn more about you– from you. So give them what they want. Great […]

Getting to Know You: Using College Specific Writing Questions and ...


We made it through the entire Common Application. Phew. Below we list all colleges that are not yet updated. We also list the Coalition Schools that are out. Also we list two schools that closed this year. 2016-2017 Common App Schools Not Yet Available American University in Bulgaria (AUBG) Bath […]

September 28 ACAE Updates


We Added The Coalition on Access, Affordability, and Success The Coalition is moving forward with more than 90 colleges, many of whom are public universities with stand alone application systems. In April the Coalition will open for high schoolers, and this summer it will open for seniors to submit their […]

We Added The Coalition on Access, Affordability, and Success



Fall 2016 2015-2016 University of Chicago Writing Supplement Thank goodness the University of Chicago relishes college application essays. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, they released their 2015-2016 prompts for Fall 2016 applicants. Here’s the text of its email announcing the prompts. Check our website and app for other updates as they […]

Fall 2016 University of Chicago Uncommon Writing Supplement Prompts


2015-2016 Common APP Essays Prompts and Commentary By Rebecca Joseph The News The Common Application last week released its 2015-2016 freshman essay prompts. They include one entirely new prompt (prompt four) replacing the one about the place where you are perfectly content. They revised the first two prompts and kept two (essay […]

The Powerful College Application #Selfie See Dr. J’s newest Huffington Post blog about how college applicants need to show up more in their application essays. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rebecca-joseph/the-powerful-college-application_b_6298218.html Here is the first paragraph… In this era of shameless teenage self-promotion through selfies, Instagram and Snapchat, it is remarkable how much difficulty many […]

The Powerful College Application #Selfie




2014-2015 All College Application Essays AUGUST Essays Update Can’t you believe it? We have already updated more than 700 colleges. There are still a few universities who haven’t posted their writing supplements or released their own applications or honors essays. Here are the Common and Universal Applications that haven’t released supplements […]

2014-2015 August 26 All College Application Essays Update


Common Application Member Pages or Writing Supplements When the 2014-2015 The Common Application is released this Friday, applicants will find supplemental essays in two potential places: the college’s Member Page or a separate Writing Supplement. The 2014-2015 Universal Application is exclusively using supplements. All College Application Essays will continue to […]

Member Pages or Writing Supplements



Tufts Class of 2019 Supplemental Essays 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 consists of three required short response questions. We’ve created this page to allow you to […]

Class of 2019 Tufts Supplemental Essays