2015-16 College Essay Prompts

Over the summer, we began collecting the supplemental and main essay prompts for each college and university, including their word count requirements. We will continue to add to the list, so check back frequently to see if the colleges on your list require essay(s). Here is what we have so far:

Amherst College

To satisfy Amherst’s supplementary writing requirement for the first-year application, you may choose either Option A or Option B, described below.

Option A:

Notes: Respond to one of the following quotations in an essay of not more than 300 words.  It is not necessary to research, read, … more

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The College Specific Podcast: The College Essay

College Specific Podcast: study skillsThe College Specific Podcast has a new episode available! In this episode, Cassie Nichols and Stacey Milton chat about a subject near and dear to them: the college essay. With Cassie’s history as a college counselor, high school teacher (who taught a class on the essay), and author of The College Essay Trap, and Stacey’s history as both a college counselor and an admissions officer at Boston University, this promises to be a worthwhile episode for anyone who is starting–or thinking about starting–their college essay.

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