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Beyond The Common Application Essay: The Dreaded Writing Supplements

This post was contributed by a community member. When students finally dig into the college application process, they are often surprised to encounter, not just the main Common Application essay ... read more

The Quirkiest College App Essay Prompts Are Out: U. of Chicago Supplements

The extra essays colleges and universities ask you to write, beyond the Common Application essay ... beat around the bush, or cut corners, writing this essay should be a piece of cake. Create your own ... read more

Should I Use The Common Application?

This means that the 456 member institutions will take the time to evaluate your application beyond just the numbers. Even more helpful, you can fill out The Common ... supplements that also need to be ... read more

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Getting started: 16 college-specific essay prompts for 2016–17

For the record, essay prompts and other application specifications are almost always found on college websites. The Common ... separate writing supplements. Note that the Cappex Application will not ... read more

Common Application to feature new set of essay questions

Beyond these new essay questions, the new Common App will also no longer have an extracurricular activity short answer question. “Member [institutions] who still wish to ask the question can do so in ... read more

SAT's about-face on essay presents colleges with a tough question

The College Board's decision to make the essay portion of its influential SAT exam optional is setting off a national debate among colleges and universities about whether to require applicants to take ... read more

Apply Wisely: Not All About The Application Essays~Yale College to Admit More Students In Class Of 2021

Applying to college isn't all about the application essays ... especially the first, on writing the essays. Yale requires the Common Application essay as well as a few supplements. One is 100 words on ... read more

What to know about the college admission process

Some students preparing for college fill out the common application online ... The key to being accepted, beyond the academic realities of GPA and test scores, is to be yourself, especially when ... read more

Why Bates?

“What was heartening was to see that, when all the data was in front of you” — the application, essays ... require applicants to fill out a supplement to the Common Application, often asking for ... read more

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