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We love the University of San Diego’s new supplemental essay prompt: “The University of San Diego offers diverse educational opportunities grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. First-year students are immersed in one of our five Learning Communities (LC), with the themes reflecting the vitality of the liberal arts tradition: […]

Favorite 2020 New Essay Prompts #2: University of San Diego


Fall 2020 University of Colorado Boulder Writing Supplement (required, 250–650 words): In addition to the Common Application essay, you are required to submit a CU Boulder writing supplement. At the University of Colorado Boulder, no two Buffs are alike. We value difference and support equity and inclusion of all students […]

2020 CU Boulder Releases New Prompt


Fall 2018 Prompts Rock We love many of the Fall 2018 prompts. One favorite is one of Oklahoma State University’s prompts.  “I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and I will leave a trail,” Muriel Strode said. Identify a […]

Fall 2018 Prompts Rock



2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts The Common Application just released its 2017-2018 essay prompts. Rather than five, there are now seven prompts. The new prompts deal with imagination, fascination, and freedom of choice. They also revised three of the current prompts to push for more expression and kept two alone. Below […]

2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts


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 ...


Fall 2017 Ready to Go: Updating Hourly We are keeping the site updated with all the new platforms, new essays, and current programs. Below we will list the applications we have updated as they are released. Note, we are not updating a college’s essay(s) until the college posts 2017 or […]

Fall 2017 Ready to Go: Updating Hourly



2017 University of Chicago, UNC, Georgia Tech, and Colgate Supplemental Essays Thanks to these three schools for releasing their supplemental essays early. We have posted them on our website and app. We will share one of each from the three schools. Check out our website and app for the remaining […]

University of Chicago, UNC, Georgia Tech, and Colgate Release 2017 ...


Back By Popular Demand: 2016-2017 Common Application Keeps Same Prompts and Now Rolls Over Juniors rest easy.  The Common Application is keeping the same prompts as last year. These prompts give you great options. You can even start working on the application now as all accounts will roll over except […]

2016-2017 Common Application Keeps Same Prompts and Now Rolls Over


Make Your Stories Pop: 10 College Application Essay Guiding Questions Working on the drafts of your personal statements for your college applications? 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. Also please […]

Make Your Stories Pop: 10 College Application Essay Guiding ...



2016 Wake Forest Own Application Essays Here’s a peek at one of the short responses from the 2016 Wake Forest own application. 3. Hashtags trend worldwide. Give us a hashtag you wish were trending. #______________________________________ Why? Check out our website and app for the rest of the application requirements.   

2016 Wake Forest Own Application Essays