UC Essay Prompts Remain Unchanged on the 2019 Application

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Good News!  There will be no changes to the UC application personal insight questions this year.  So, while you cannot submit the application until November 1st or work on the application until it opens on August 1st, you can certainly start working on the essay prompts.  Need guidance?  Let’s strategize so you can stand out from the crowd! 

Freshman applicants: Personal insight questions

Answer any 4 of the following 8 questions:

  1. Describe an example ...
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Common Application Prompts Remain Unchanged for the 2019-2020 Season

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2019-2020 Common App Essay Prompts

The Common Application has announced that the 2019-2020 essay prompts will remain the same as the 2018-2019 essay prompts. Based on extensive counselor feedback, the existing essay prompts provide great flexibility for applicants to tell their unique stories in their own voice. Retaining the essay prompts provides the added benefit of consistency for students, counselors, ...

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College Counselor Marin County | College Admission Deans Tell Students #WhyApply

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Why apply to college? Ideally, it is a question that every high school student will ask, but the reality is much different. For some, attending college is a foregone conclusion—their parents went to college, they have been in a college preparatory curriculum, their friends and neighbors are going to college, the financial resources are available—it is just what is expected.

These students often need to be reminded to pause, step off the high school hamster wheel, and examine ...

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College Planning Sonoma County | Law Should Tread Lightly On College Admissions

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Different institutions should be able to make different judgments — some favoring SAT scores, some favoring sports, some favoring public-service activities and some favoring alumni connections.

U.S. courts have long been reluctant to intervene in the admissions decisions of colleges and universities. In general, the law allows them to do whatever they want within this overarching framework:

A recent discrimination suit brought by Asian-Americans, accusing Harvard University of favoring other racial and ethnic groups at their expense, raises fresh questions about this ...

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The Coalition Application Essay Prompts to Remain the Same for 2018-19

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Good news!  Like the Common Application, the Coalition Application Essay Prompts will remain the same for the 2018-19 cycle.  Here they are:

http://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/essays.html

Coalition Essays

You can start working on these essays at any time and save drafts in your Locker! While there is no perfect length for an essay, we recommend that you stay with 500 to 550 words. For more information on specific application requirements, please consult the website for each institution to which you are applying, as requirements often ...

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The Common Application Essay Prompts Remain Unchanged for 2018-19

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Good news!  The Common Application announced last week that the prompts for 2018-19 will remain the same as last year.  Juniors can begin pondering their main essay ideas and get a head start on the writing process.  Here is the email from the Common App Team:

The Common Application has announced that the 2018-2019 personal essay writing prompts will be the same as the seven 2017-2018 essay prompts. By conducting a review process every other year, rather than annually, we can ...

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Affordable Four-Year Public Universities with Good Outcomes – from the Department of Education

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Affordable Four-Year Schools with Good Outcomes

These four-year public colleges offer their students an affordable higher education, with relatively high salaries. As students weigh the costs and benefits of higher education, it’s especially important to find schools that can offer them the best possible outcomes. For students looking for a high return on investment, these institutions may offer good opportunities.

College State Average Net Price Typical Earnings 
California State Polytechnic ...
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College is More Affordable Than You Think

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Great news!  A new tuition calculator has just been launched to help students and families figure out the actual cost of some prestigious private colleges.  “Myintuition” is the work of a Wellesley College economist named Phillip Levine.  It’s an anonymous, user-friendly tool which allows you calculate the costs at the following participating colleges:

Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Colorado College, Columbia, Dartmouth, Mt. Holyoke, Pomona, Rice, The University of Virginia, Vassar, Washington and Lee, Wellesley, Wesleyan and Williams.

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2016-2017 CLIENT COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE LIST

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I am so incredibly proud of all of my students!!  CONGRATULATIONS, kiddos!  Once again, I am so fortunate to have worked with such an amazing group of young adults.  Seniors, you inspire me, give me hope for the future and make me smile.  Thank you and best wishes!

ASU

Barnard

Boston University

Bowdoin

Brown

Bucknell

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Chapman

Colby

Colorado College

Dartmouth

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NEW Common Application ESSAY PROMPTS for 2017-2018!

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Breaking news, students!  The Common Application has made changes yet again to their essay prompt line up!  In addition to the five prompts from 2016-2017, they have added two more, for a total of seven.  The word count still remains at 650 for all.

These new prompts will give students more flexibility with their writing.  I especially like prompt number six.  I think it will afford students real creativity and give them more freedom to demonstrate how ...

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