Essay Questions Released for the 2015-2016 Season

Below is a list of all the schools that have been updated so far in College Essay Organizer for the 2015-2016 application season.

Academy of Art University
Adams State College
Amherst College
Aurora University
Austin Peay State University
Beacon College
Becker College
Bemidji State University
Berklee College of Music
Boise State University
Boston College
Brooks Instiute
Bucknell University
Butler University
California Maritime Academy
California State University-Bakersfield
California State University-Channel Islands
California State University-Chico
California State University-East Bay
California State University-Fullerton
California State University-Long Beach
California State University-Los Angeles
California State University-Monterey Bay
California State University-Sacramento
Central Michigan University
Coastal Carolina University
Concordia College
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
East Tennessee State University
Eastern Washington University
Elon University
Florida International University
Florida State University
Fort Valley State University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Harding University
Hastings College
Idaho State University
Indiana University
Kansas State University
Kent State University
Louisiana State University
Louisiana Tech University
Louisiana State University-Shreveport
Marywood University
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Michigan State University
MidAmerica Nazarene University
Middlebury College
Millikin University
Millsaps College
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Mississippi College
Mount Saint Mary College
Murray State University
Nebraska Wesleyan University
New England College
New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
New Mexico State University
New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York
Nichols College
Norfolk State University
Notre Dame de Namur University
Ohio State University-Columbus
Ohio Wesleyan University
Oklahoma State University
Olivet College
Oregon Institute of Technology
Pine Manor College
Portland State University
Princeton University
Randolph-Macon College
Regis University
Rider University
Ripon College
Rockland Community College
Rosemont College
Saint Francis University
Saint Joseph's College of Maine
Saint Leo University
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
San Francisco State University
San Jose City College
Santa Fe Community College
Santa Monica College
Savannah State University
Shorter University
South Carolina State University
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Southern Nazarene University
Southern University at New Orleans
Southwestern University
Spring Hill College
Springfield College
St. Catherine University
St. John Fisher College
St. Petersburg College
Stephens College
Trine University
Troy University
Tufts University
Tusculum College
Tuskegee University
United States Air Force Academy
University of Alabama
University of Alaska-Southeast
University of Arkansas
University of California-Berkeley
University of California-Davis
University of California-Irvine
University of California-Los Angeles
University of California-Merced
University of California-Riverside
University of California-San Diego
University of California-Santa Barbara
University of California-Santa Cruz
University of Central Florida
University of Colorado-Boulder
University of Dayton
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Mary
University of Maryland-University College
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
University of Mississippi
University of Montevallo
University of Nebraska-Omaha
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina-Charlotte
University of North Dakota
University of Northern Colorado
University of Pennsylvania
University of Richmond
University of Saskatchewan
University of Toronto
University of Victoria
University of Virginia
University of Western Ontario
Villanova University
Wake Forest University
Webb Institute
Wellesley College
Wentworth Military Academy and College
Widener University
Winona State University (MN)
Wright State University
Yale University

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Colleges Make the Common App Essay Optional for 2015-2016 Season

cropped-ca-logo4-e1393203803100The Common App is well known for allowing students to apply to several hundred schools using one application and requiring one main essay. While the more competitive schools include supplemental essays in order to apply, there are other schools where the admissions officers prefer applicants to not have to write any essay at all, and the Common App has given colleges this very option for the 2015-2016 season, encouraging additional schools to join.

For more information and an unofficial list of Common App schools that will not be requiring an essay this season, please check out this article by Nancy Griesemer.

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Oklahoma State, Yale, and Others Release 2015-2016 Essay Questions

Oklahoma State, Yale University, Princeton, and others continue to post their essay questions for the 2015-2016 season helping students jump-start the essay-writing process. Summer is definitely the best time to start before the fall frenzyosu gets underway. If you are looking for the most creative essay prompt to get you started, Oklahoma State is sure not to disappoint. Here's a sneak peek at their prompts:

A) “If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging,” a cowboy proverb says. Describe a time you had to “stop digging” in order to solve a problem. How did this help you assess the situation and develop a solution?

B) Imagine you have the chance to spend one hour shadowing a person in your dream job. What would you do to prepare for this experience? What two questions would you ask during your time together?

C) “Leadership is a series of behaviors rather than a role for heroes,” Margaret J. Wheatley said. What behaviors define your leadership style? Describe a time you behaved like a leader. What impact did your actions have on yourself and others?

D) If you had a secret superhero identity, what would it be? Describe a superhero alter-ego of your own creation, including your superpowers and how you got them.

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