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by Carol Barash, PhD, on Oct 21, 2020 3:05:50 PM

In March, when COVID hit, we had a new product — the college essay bootcamp — we'd tested at a handful of individual schools and with the Student Leadership Network …

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by Carol Barash, PhD, on Oct 8, 2020 8:00:00 AM

This year, the Common App added a wide-ranging question to help students speak openly about their experiences and challenges facing COVID-19 and the economic and racial injustices the virus has …

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by Rebecca Acree, on Oct 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM

With its extensive and varied undergraduate programs, the University of Pennsylvania requires additional supplemental essays depending on which program you’re applying for. All applicants must respond to two general prompts, …

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by Rebecca Acree, on Oct 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Students applying to Emory University will need to respond to two prompts from two different categories of supplemental essays. Emory calls these the “Reflections” category and the “Tell Us About …

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by Rebecca Acree, on Sep 29, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The leaves are changing, the days are getting shorter, the nights are getting colder. Fall is here, and you know what that means — it’s time to kick your college …

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by Rebecca Acree, on Sep 28, 2020 12:00:00 PM

If you’re applying to the illustrious Massachusetts Institute of Technology, you may be more focused on your math and science grades than your writing skills. But MIT admissions officers want …

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by Rebecca Acree, on Sep 28, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Hoping to head to a “public Ivy” next year? The University of Virginia might be the school for you! UVA requires two supplemental essays, each with a maximum of 250 …

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by Rebecca Acree, on Sep 25, 2020 3:14:27 PM

If you’re applying to NYU, you’re in luck — there’s only one supplemental essay for you to write! And the question is simple enough: Why NYU? You have 400 words to …

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