Not All Writing Supplements will be Available on August 1

We're just a few nights away from the Common App going live on August 1, and many of us are still wondering what will happen. The Common App has promised that all supplemental essays will go live on August 1 this season despite that not being the case in previous years. Nonetheless, its June 14 posting on its facebook page stated the following:

Since many of you have asked: Yes, all Writing Supplement questions will go live for all members when CA4 launches on August 1.

Today's posting suggests that this will no longer be the case:

On August 1, CA4 will launch and officially become the 2013-14 Common Application. It's hard to overstate the magnitude of change we're implementing for our 517 member colleges. To make sure their individual Questions and Writing Supplements work as they should, we're providing additional testing time for any college that needs it. To be clear, students will be able to access and work through every page of every screen within the Common App itself. College pages that are still in testing will display a message requesting students to check back later. Thank you in advance for your patience as we help our member colleges to put the finishing touches on their good work.

So, there we have it. The release of supplemental essay questions may once again be spread out. Whatever the case may be, we'll be updating them in your College Essay Organizer accounts as they become available, and we can't wait to get started!

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Colleges Updated in College Essay Organizer for the 2013-2014 Season

Here is a list of colleges that have been updated through July 26 in College Essay Organizer for the 2013-2014 application season. Expect many more updates throughout the weekend and into next week.

  1. Academy of Art University
  2. Albright College
  3. Appalachian State University
  4. Babson College
  5. Beacon College
  6. Belmont Abbey College
  7. Berry College
  8. Birmingham-Southern College
  9. Boise State University
  10. Boston College
  11. Bowdoin College
  12. Brooks Instiute
  13. Cabrini College
  14. California Lutheran University
  15. California Maritime Academy
  16. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
  17. California State University-Bakersfield
  18. California State University-Channel Islands
  19. California State University-Chico
  20. California State University-East Bay
  21. California State University-Fullerton
  22. California State University-Long Beach
  23. California State University-Los Angeles
  24. California State University-Monterey Bay
  25. California State University-Northridge
  26. California State University-Sacramento
  27. California State University-San Marcos
  28. Canisius College
  29. Carroll University
  30. Castelton State College
  31. Catholic University of America
  32. Cazenovia College
  33. Central Michigan University
  34. Chapman University
  35. Christian Brothers University in TN
  36. Citadel, The
  37. Coe College
  38. Colby-Sawyer College
  39. College of St. Rose (NY)
  40. College of the Ozarks
  41. Colorado Mesa University
  42. Colorado School of Mines
  43. Colorado State University
  44. Columbia College Chicago
  45. Columbus State University
  46. Concordia University-Austin
  47. Cornell University
  48. Curry College
  49. Daemen College
  50. Dartmouth College
  51. Delaware State University
  52. Dominican College
  53. Drew University
  54. Drury University
  55. East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
  56. Eastern Mennonite University
  57. Eckerd College
  58. Elmira College
  59. Elon University
  60. Emmanuel College
  61. Fairleigh Dickinson University
  62. Florida International University
  63. Franklin Pierce University
  64. Gannon University
  65. Georgetown University
  66. Georgia College and State University
  67. Georgia State University
  68. Gettysburg College
  69. Goshen College
  70. Goucher College
  71. Hanover College
  72. Hardin-Simmons University
  73. Harding University
  74. Hartwick College
  75. Hastings College
  76. Haverford College
  77. High Point University
  78. Hofstra University
  79. Howard University
  80. James Madison University
  81. Juniata College
  82. Keene State College
  83. Kent State University
  84. La Salle University
  85. Le Moyne College
  86. Louisiana State University
  87. Louisiana Tech University
  88. Louisianna State University-Shreveport
  89. Loyola University Chicago
  90. Luther College
  91. Lycoming College
  92. Lynchburg College
  93. Manhattan College
  94. Maryville College
  95. McDaniel College
  96. Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York
  97. MidAmerica Nazarene University
  98. Middlebury College
  99. Mills College
  100. Millsaps College
  101. Mississippi College
  102. Morehouse College
  103. Mount St. Mary's University
  104. Murray State University
  105. Nebraska Wesleyan University
  106. New College of Florida
  107. New England College
  108. New Mexico State University
  109. New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York
  110. Newbury College
  111. Niagara University
  112. Norfolk State University
  113. Northeastern University
  114. Northern Arizona University
  115. Northland College
  116. Notre Dame de Namur University
  117. Nova Southeastern University
  118. Ohio Wesleyan University
  119. Olivet College
  120. Oregon Institute of Technology
  121. Oregon State University
  122. Pace University
  123. Pacific Union College
  124. Pitzer College
  125. Pomona College
  126. Portland State University
  127. Randolph-Macon College
  128. Regis College
  129. Regis University
  130. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  131. Rochester Institute of Technology
  132. Rockland Community College
  133. Saint Joseph's College of Maine
  134. Saint Martin's University
  135. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
  136. Saint Peter's University
  137. San Diego State University
  138. San Francisco State University
  139. Shorter University
  140. South Carolina State University
  141. Southern Illinois University--Edwardsville
  142. Southern Nazarene University
  143. Southern New Hampshire University
  144. Southwestern University
  145. Spring Hill College
  146. St. Mary's College
  147. St. Petersburg College
  148. Stanford University
  149. State University of New York at Buffalo State College
  150. State University of New York at Cortland
  151. State University of New York at Fredonia
  152. State University of New York at Geneseo
  153. State University of New York at Oneonta
  154. State University of New York at Oswego
  155. State University of New York at Plattsburgh
  156. Stephen F. Austin State University
  157. Stephens College
  158. Suffolk University
  159. Swarthmore College
  160. Texas A&M University-College Station
  161. Thomas Aquinas College
  162. Transylvania University
  163. Trine University
  164. Troy University
  165. Tufts University
  166. Tuskegee University
  167. United States Air Force Academy
  168. University of Alabama
  169. University of Alaska-Southeast
  170. University of California-Berkeley
  171. University of California-Davis
  172. University of California-Irvine
  173. University of California-Los Angeles
  174. University of California-Merced
  175. University of California-Riverside
  176. University of California-San Diego
  177. University of California-Santa Barbara
  178. University of California-Santa Cruz
  179. University of Central Florida
  180. University of Chicago
  181. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  182. University of Connecticut
  183. University of Dayton
  184. University of Denver
  185. University of Findlay
  186. University of Georgia
  187. University of Great Falls
  188. University of Hawaii-Manoa
  189. University of Idaho
  190. University of Kansas
  191. University of La Verne
  192. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  193. University of Maryland-College Park
  194. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  195. University of Massachusetts-Amherst
  196. University of Massachusetts-Boston
  197. University of Massachusetts-Lowell
  198. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  199. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  200. University of Montevallo
  201. University of New England
  202. University of New Hampshire
  203. University of New Orleans
  204. University of North Carolina-Asheville
  205. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  206. University of North Carolina-Charlotte
  207. University of Northern Colorado
  208. University of Notre Dame
  209. University of Oregon
  210. University of Pennsylvania
  211. University of Pittsburgh
  212. University of Richmond
  213. University of San Francisco
  214. University of South Dakota
  215. University of South Florida
  216. University of Southern Mississippi
  217. University of Texas-Austin
  218. University of the Sciences
  219. University of Toronto
  220. University of Tulsa
  221. University of Victoria
  222. University of Virginia
  223. University of Western Ontario
  224. University of Wyoming
  225. Valdosta State University
  226. Villanova University
  227. Virginia Tech
  228. Wabash College
  229. Wake Forest University
  230. Wartburg College
  231. Washington and Jefferson College
  232. Washington and Lee University
  233. Washington College
  234. Webb Institute
  235. Weber State University
  236. Wells College
  237. Wentworth Institute of Technology
  238. Wentworth Military Academy and College
  239. Wesley College (Delaware)
  240. Wesleyan College
  241. Western Carolina University
  242. Western New England University
  243. Westminster College (PA)
  244. Widener University
  245. Willamette University
  246. Wingate University
  247. Winona State University (MN)
  248. Wittenberg University
  249. Wright State University
  250. Yale University

 

 

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More Previews of 2013-2014 Essay Questions Posted

Even though The Common App will be going live on August 1 (only one week away!) along with an endless supply of eagerly awaited supplemental essays, we're still going to get you as many questions as possible before that date! Fortunately, lots of schools are excited to share their questions with students early. They know how stressful the process can be and how important it is to give students some extra time to let those creative juices flow.

Here are a few schools that recently posted previews on their websites with the updated questions (just click on the college name to go to the preview page). You can also see the questions updated in your College Essay Organizer accounts:

Babson College
Cornell University
Pitzer College
Pomona College
University of Maryland
University of Notre Dame
Yale University

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Write Winning Essays With College Essay Organizer

Writing winning application essays is one of the most challenging and important steps of the application process, and College Essay Organizer can help make it smooth and successful. You may be surprised to discover you have dozens of essays to write -- there are supplemental, optional, program-specific, short-take, and scholarship questions, most of which (oddly enough) you won’t find on the applications. But College Essay Organizer has them all.

Don't believe you actually have that many essays? See for yourself here and you’ll also:

  • write fewer essays by seeing how your essay questions overlap
  • save hours finding and organizing all your questions to prevent procrastination
  • avoid overlooking crucial essay questions that aren't on the Common App
  • get instant notifications when the new essay questions come out this summer
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Colleges Updated in College Essay Organizer for the 2013-2014 Season

Here is a list of colleges that have been updated through July 19 in College Essay Organizer for the 2013-2014 application season. Expect many more updates throughout the weekend and into next week.

  1. Boston College
  2. Bowdoin College
  3. Drew University
  4. Elon University
  5. Georgetown University
  6. Georgia College and State University
  7. Gettysburg College
  8. Goucher College
  9. Haverford College
  10. High Point University
  11. James Madison University
  12. Louisiana State University
  13. Loyola University Chicago
  14. Lynchburg College
  15. McDaniel College
  16. Northeastern University
  17. Oregon State University
  18. Pace University
  19. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  20. Rochester Institute of Technology
  21. Saint Joseph's College of Maine
  22. Stanford University
  23. Swarthmore College
  24. Texas A&M University-College Station
  25. Tufts University
  26. University of Alabama
  27. University of California-Berkeley
  28. University of California-Davis
  29. University of California-Irvine
  30. University of California-Los Angeles
  31. University of California-Merced
  32. University of California-Riverside
  33. University of California-San Diego
  34. University of California-Santa Barbara
  35. University of California-Santa Cruz
  36. University of Central Florida
  37. University of Chicago
  38. University of Connecticut
  39. University of Georgia
  40. University of Kansas
  41. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  42. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  43. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  44. University of Oregon
  45. University of Pennsylvania
  46. University of Pittsburgh
  47. University of Richmond
  48. University of San Francisco
  49. University of South Florida
  50. University of Texas-Austin
  51. University of Virginia
  52. Villanova University
  53. Virginia Tech
  54. Wake Forest University
  55. Washington and Lee University
  56. Wesleyan College
  57. Yale University

 

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Colleges Updated in College Essay Organizer for the 2013-2014 Season

Here is a list of colleges that have been updated through July 12 in College Essay Organizer for the 2013-2014 application season. Expect many more updates throughout the weekend and into next week.

  1. Boston College
  2. Elon University
  3. Georgetown University
  4. Georgia College and State University
  5. Gettysburg College
  6. Goucher College
  7. Haverford College
  8. High Point University
  9. James Madison University
  10. Louisiana State University
  11. Loyola University Chicago
  12. Lynchburg College
  13. McDaniel College
  14. Oregon State University
  15. Saint Joseph's College of Maine
  16. Stanford University
  17. Texas A&M University-College Station
  18. Tufts University
  19. University of Alabama
  20. University of California-Berkeley
  21. University of California-Davis
  22. University of California-Irvine
  23. University of California-Los Angeles
  24. University of California-Merced
  25. University of California-Riverside
  26. University of California-San Diego
  27. University of California-Santa Barbara
  28. University of California-Santa Cruz
  29. University of Chicago
  30. University of Connecticut
  31. University of Georgia
  32. University of Kansas
  33. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  34. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  35. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  36. University of Oregon
  37. University of Pennsylvania
  38. University of Pittsburgh
  39. University of Richmond
  40. University of San Francisco
  41. University of South Florida
  42. University of Texas-Austin
  43. University of Virginia
  44. Villanova University
  45. Virginia Tech
  46. Wake Forest University
  47. Washington and Lee University
  48. Wesleyan College
  49. Yale University
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Tufts University Updated its Essay Questions for 2013-2014 Season

Tufts recently updated its website here with the essay questions for the Class of 2018. There are some fun and creative new questions like, "Celebrate your nerdy side," so definitely check out the post, or log into College Essay Organizer to see the questions in your account. Our researchers ran into some confusion, however, when trying to confirm whether or not the essays were indeed for students applying for fall 2014. Here's the email response we received from the Tufts Admissions Office:

Thank you for your interest in Tufts University. The questions on our website currently are the questions that were asked of applying students last year. The questions should be updated by the end of the summer. In addition to the common app essay, the updated questions will be all of the questions our applying students are required to answer and will be the same as those posted on the common app.

I hope this was helpful. We wish you well on your college search. Tufts University Undergraduate Admissions

This definitely had us worried for a moment, but then we came back to our senses. After all, the website is clearly updated! Another phone call to the Admissions Office clarified this, and we finally got confirmation that the questions were indeed up-to-date. And the best part is that as long as you have a College Essay Organizer account, you don't have to deal with any of that!


        
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Colleges Updated in College Essay Organizer for the 2013-2014 Season

Here is a list of colleges that have been updated through July 5 in College Essay Organizer for the 2013-2014 application season. Expect many more updates throughout the weekend and into next week.

  1. Boston College
  2. Georgia College and State University
  3. Gettysburg College
  4. Goucher College
  5. Haverford College
  6. High Point University
  7. James Madison University
  8. Louisiana State University
  9. Loyola University Chicago
  10. Lynchburg College
  11. McDaniel College
  12. Oregon State University
  13. Saint Joseph's College of Maine
  14. Texas A&M University-College Station
  15. University of Alabama
  16. University of California-Berkeley
  17. University of California-Davis
  18. University of California-Irvine
  19. University of California-Los Angeles
  20. University of California-Merced
  21. University of California-Riverside
  22. University of California-San Diego
  23. University of California-Santa Barbara
  24. University of California-Santa Cruz
  25. University of Chicago
  26. University of Connecticut
  27. University of Georgia
  28. University of Kansas
  29. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  30. University of Oregon
  31. University of Pennsylvania
  32. University of Pittsburgh
  33. University of Richmond
  34. University of San Francisco
  35. University of South Florida
  36. University of Virginia
  37. Villanova University
  38. Virginia Tech
  39. Washington and Lee University
  40. Wesleyan College
  41. Yale University

 

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Ivy League Acceptance Rates for 2013

For rising seniors finalizing their college lists, don’t be alarmed by falling acceptance rates at top schools. While all but one Ivy League school announced lower acceptance rates this past spring, the majority of schools across the United States are much less competitive. To find out more information on specific schools and to get a head start on writing your college essays, create or log into your College Essay Organizer account. Yale and University of Pennsylvania have already released their questions!

If you are considering a top school, take a look at these acceptance rates:

Harvard: 5.9% in 2012 to 5.8% in 2013
Yale: 6.8% in 2012 to 6.7% in 2013
Columbia: 7.4% in 2012 to 6.9% in 2013
Princeton: 7.9% in 2012 to 7.3% in 2013
Dartmouth: 9.4% in 2012 to 10% in 2013
Brown: 9.6% in 2012 to 9.2% in 2013
University of Pennsylvania: 12.3% in 2012 to 12.1% in 2013
Cornell: 16.2% in 2012 to 15.2% in 2013

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