Tag: college admissions

Some of Our Favorite Supplemental Essay Prompts (2022-2023 edition)

A review of essay prompts can be a great way to prepare for the writing process.  I am supposed to write roughly 650 words — but on what?  Now, you will probably head straight for the Common Application prompts and prepare to stress out choosing one idea. But what about reading supplemental prompts and taking a mental walk […]

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Authenticity and Your College Applications

The college search process can be both exciting and anxiety-inducing. I believe this to be especially true now, during the age of COVID, when schools have revamped their respective websites to provide copious amounts of information in place of in-person visits. Among the various pages that you’ve read during your search, I am certain that […]

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How To Plan a Campus Tour

Campus visits are a vital part of your college research, and there’s no substitute for putting your feet on the ground and trying a campus on for size. A good fit is made in the details. So, when planning a campus tour, and moving through your college visits, remember to check out everything: academic programs, […]

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“What Are You Doing for Others?”

Community service has been on my mind a lot lately. When January rolls around, we have two huge opportunities to think about the role that service can play in our lives. On the third Monday in January, we celebrate the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A few weeks later, on the third […]

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Early Decision II: What’s the Scoop?

So, it’s November, and perhaps after researching which colleges are a good match for you and visiting some schools on your list, you identified your first choice and decided you were willing to submit a binding Early Decision (ED I) application. Great! Now you’re waiting for a response, which will come by mid-December. If that’s […]

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How to Write the Supplemental College Essay on Diversity

This blog is part of our series on how to write the college application supplemental essays. Check out our blogs on some of the other commonly asked questions, including those about “why us?,” community, creativity, and your activities. Supplemental college essay prompts that ask about diversity have been around for years, but they are starting […]

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How to Write the Supplemental College Essay on Your Community

This blog is part of our series on how to write the college application supplemental essays. Check out our blogs on some of the other commonly asked questions, including those about “why us?,” diversity, creativity, and your activities. What’s the Point of the Community Essay? Many colleges will ask you to write about a community […]

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How to Write the Supplemental College Essay on “Why Us?”

This blog is part of our series on how to write the college application supplemental essays. Check out our blogs on some of the other commonly asked questions, including those about diversity, creativity, community, and activities. The “Why Us?” essay is the college essay prompt that asks you to explain why the given school is […]

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How to Write the Supplemental College Essay on Creativity

This blog is part of our series on how to write the college application supplemental essays. Check out our blogs on some of the other commonly asked questions, including those about “why us?,” diversity, your community, and your activities. I have been asked about my creativity. What do I do now? Creativity is a key […]

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How to Write the Supplemental College Essay on Your Activities

This blog is part of our series on how to write the college application supplemental essays. Check out our blogs on some of the other commonly asked questions, including those about “why us?,” diversity, creativity, and community. Briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities. Discuss its significance or why it’s been meaningful to you. […]

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