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“Mia”

This is another in a series of posts about some memorable applicants, their stories, and how we found them together. Mia was shy, very, very shy. While she had friends and participated in many extra curricular activities, it was hard for me to draw her out and help...

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2019-2020 Common Application Essay Prompts

The new 2019-2020 Common Application essay prompts remain the same as last year. Here they are: 1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like...

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2018-2019 Wake Forest Supplement Essay Prompts

WAKE FOREST Respond to each of the below: (a) List 5 books you have read that intrigued you. (b) Discuss the work of fiction you have read which has helped you most to understand the complexity of the world. What piques your curiosity? Identify a cultural norm or...

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2018-2019 Stanford Supplement Essay Prompts

Stanford University made changes to its supplemental application questions for the first time in several years. Applicants for the class of 2022 were no longer asked, “What were your favorite events (e.g., performances, exhibits, competitions, conferences, etc.) in...

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2018-2019 UC Personal Insight Questions

Questions & guidance Remember, the personal questions are just that — personal. Which means you should use our guidance for each question just as a suggestion in case you need help. The important thing is expressing who you are, what matters to you and what you want...

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