Below is a list of Prompts Available Now. The Common Application has just opened as I write this; I have been posting for weeks on prompts as they appeared in various locations from admissions blogs to the Coalition Application, which tends to post prompts earlier. All of the prompts below are ready to write, right now, and if you click on my links, I have written detailed analysis on most of the prompts below. Read on, and for World Class Essay Development and Editing Support: Contact Me.
And now, here they are:
2019-2020 College Application Essay Prompts: Ready to Write, Right Now
Stanford University–Same prompts as last year. It’s been a decade since Stanford did any serious tinkering with their supplemental essays. The short answers they do tinker with year-to-year.
And Here is A Discussion of The Stanford Roommate Essay
Also see my next post, Welcome to the Jungle, for more on the Stanford essays.
Princeton University–I have broken my discussion of the Princeton Supplemental Essays into two parts–click the link you need for the discussion you want:
How to Write the Yale University Essays:
Click here for Part 1 of 3 Parts: The Yale Short Responses, and the Application Portals, Explained.
How to Write the Harvard “Additional” Application Essays:
How to Write the Brown University Essays for 2019-2020–Click Here:
Tips and Links for Writing the Dartmouth University Essays for 2019-2020: Click Here:
The University of Texas, Austin–definitely some changes from last year, the new prompts confirmed by a posting for counselors. UT uses its own Texas portal.
Prompts for 2019-2020 U Texas linked Here. More discussion and analysis on these coming soon, so y’all come on back in a week or two.
Boston College Essay Prompts–and How to Write Them–Linked Here:
BC 2020. This includes an extended discussion on writing about a book or work of art, as well as themes for Catholic and specifically Jesuit universities like B.C. and Georgetown.
The University of Virginia–up on their website as “they turn their attention” from those who have accepted to “current juniors,” known at this point as rising seniors. Congratulations, by the way, Rising Seniors. Uses the Common Application Portal. Click to check it out:
The University of Chicago--continues to offer a menu of wild and whacky essay prompts for your second essay; the first essay is a pretty standard-issue why you want to go to school x essay. Uses the Common Application Portal. I analyze their two supplemental essays in separate links:
The University of California–confirmed in their admissions packet for counselors for 2019-2020. Uses its own UC portal, accessing all 8 UC campuses with one application.
Harvey Mudd College– Uses the Common Application portal as well as the Coalition Application.
Georgia Tech--Uses the Common Application portal. I start my analysis of GT’s prompts featuring an interview with G.T.’s excellent Dean of Admissions, Rick Scott.
The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign–confirmed by two counseling contacts at U-C. University of Illinois campuses uses its own application portal.
The Common Application Essay Prompts are unchanged for 2019-2020.
Again, see my Welcome to the Jungle Post for links to the Common App and its Prompts
2019-2020 Coalition Application Essay Prompts–If you are not familiar with the Coalition Application, it is a competitor to the Common Application. Universities tend to offer both when they do use the Coalition Application portal, so it is worth looking at the Coalition essay prompts to see if they allow you to better leverage your topic ideas (usually looking for less overlap between essays).
The Coalition Essay Prompts are linked Here, along with a comparison of the two sites.
Go to the next post for more links-–Welcome to the Jungle.
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