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Using A.I. to Write College Admission Essays

We strongly advise students against using A.I. to assist them with their college essays. Admissions officers can use A.I. detection tools!

October 13, 2023

Word and Character Limits in College Essays

Word and/or character counts in college essays are not suggestions. Do not exceed these limits.

September 27, 2023

What English Teachers Get Wrong About Writing College Essays

English teachers often don't know what they're talking about when it comes to college essays. Avoid "howevers" in college essays.

September 27, 2023

Bragging in College Essays: Is It Ever Okay?

College applicants should avoid bragging in their college essays. Doing so will only render them unlikable to admissions officers.

September 26, 2023

What Not to Write: 3 College Essay Topics to Avoid

There are certain third-rail topics that students should avoid like the plague when writing their college admissions essays.

September 24, 2023

2023-2024 Caltech Supplemental Essay Prompts

The California Institute of Technology has released its supplemental essay prompts for the 2023-2024 cycle. Check out Caltech's essays!

September 14, 2023

2023-2024 University of Virginia Supplemental Essay Prompts

UVA has published its supplemental essays for the 2023-2024 admissions cycle. One of the school's essays is outrageously inappropriate.

September 14, 2023

The Most Popular College Essay Prompts for 2023-2024

Ivy Coach has analyzed the most popular essay prompts among America's highly selective universities for the 2023-2024 admissions cycle.

September 13, 2023

2023-2024 NYU Supplemental Essay Prompt

New York University has published its 2023-2024 supplemental admissions essay prompt for NYU Class of 2028 applicants. Check it out!

September 13, 2023

2023-2024 University of California Essay Prompts: Berkeley, UCLA, and UCSD

UC Berkeley, UCLA, UCSD, and the other UC institutions have released their 2023-2024 essay questions for applicants to the Class of 2028.

September 12, 2023

2023-2024 USC Supplemental Essay Prompts

The University of Southern California has released its 2023-2024 admissions essay prompts for applicants to the USC Class of 2028.

September 12, 2023

2023-2024 University of Michigan Supplemental Essays Prompts

The University of Michigan has released its 2023-2024 admissions essays for applicants to the Class of 2028. Check out the two essay prompts!

September 11, 2023

2023-2024 Emory University Supplemental Essay Prompts

Emory has released its supplemental essay prompts for the 2023-2024 admissions cycle. Applicants to the Class of 2028, check them out!

September 10, 2023

2023-2024 Georgetown University Supplemental Essay Prompts

Georgetown University has released its 2023-2024 admissions essay prompts for applicants to Georgetown's Class of 2028. Check them out!

September 9, 2023

2023-2024 Carnegie Mellon Supplemental Essay Prompts

Carnegie Mellon has released its supplemental admissions essay prompts for the 2023-2024 cycle. Check them out, Class of 2028 applicants!

September 8, 2023

2023-2024 MIT Supplemental Essay Prompts

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has released its essay prompts for the 2023-2024 college admissions cycle. Check them out!

September 8, 2023

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2023-2024 Bowdoin College Supplemental Essays

Bowdoin College has released its 2023-2024 supplemental essay prompts and video option for applicants to the Class of 2028.

September 5, 2023

2023-2024 UNC Chapel Hill Supplemental Essays

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has released its two short answer essay prompts for the 2023-2024 admissions cycle.

September 5, 2023

Can a Good Essay Get You Into an Ivy League School?

Admissions essays are hugely important in the highly selective Ivy League admissions process. Learn more about the role of college essays!

August 31, 2023

2023-2024 University of Notre Dame Supplemental Essay Prompts

The University of Notre Dame has released its 2023-2024 admissions essays for applicants to its Class of 2028. Check them out!

August 30, 2023

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