On the other hand, for colleges whose essays are in their Writing Supplement, you will submit the Common Application first and the Writing Supplement afterwards, giving you more time to complete the extra essays. Aim to submit your Supplement within a week of submitting the Common App to that college.) Please note that the way colleges label their questions on the Questions Page is not consistent.So don’t be surprised when essay questions show up in areas labeled “Granola” or “Academics” or even the more obvious “Essay Questions.” Finally, we come to the “stealth,” or hidden essays. To quote my Virginia colleague Nancy Griesemer, some colleges use “triggers” to prompt these additional essays.Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University.
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But did you know that a growing number of Common Application colleges offer Early Decision 2 – a binding admission program with deadlines often on January 1 or January 15? Select Common App Schools Offering Early Decision 2 A spate of colleges are turning to test-optional admissions policies, with Temple University and Montclair State University having made two of the most recent announcements.
If a college didn’t require additional essays, then no Writing Supplement appeared for that college. And to simplify further, Common App’s Dashboard indicated which of your selected colleges required a Writing Supplement. For the 2014-2015 Common Application, more than half of the 551 member colleges have additional essay requirements.
Colleges have the option to insert additional essay questions in either or both the And since every college has a Questions Page, the presence of that page isn’t necessarily indicative of additional required essays.Other stealth essay questions pop up as a result of your response to a question about your intended major.Like Houdini, Common App can make an essay magically appear where previously there had been none.From confusion to chaos: the Common App Dashboard, where you track your overall application progress, indicates the presence of a college’s Writing Supplement, but not if the college has additional essays on its Questions Page. Below you’ll find a list of Common App colleges that have additional essays – along with where you can find them!Keep in mind, however, that you must submit the Common Application along with the extra essays at the same time for colleges whose essays are on their Questions Page.One last helpful hint: Subscribe to College Essay and you’ll be provided with a list of all essays for all of your colleges. If you want to get in, the first thing to look at is the acceptance rate.As a result of our research this year, we have compiled a few fun facts relating to the 2014-15 Common Application and its member schools.First up: our favorite new supplemental essay questions for 2014-15.Every year around this time, we gather college essay deadlines and supplemental essay questions for the 200 colleges that are most popular with our students.We then take this information and make it available to you through App View, which emails school-specific deadline and essay information directly to you.