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.

1. St. John Fisher College
2. Academy of Art University
3. Adams State College
4. Alaska Pacific University
5. Albright College
6. Allegheny College
7. Alma College
8. Amherst College
9. Aurora University
10. Austin Peay State University
11. Beacon College
12. Becker College
13. Bemidji State University
14. Berklee College of Music
15. Berry College
16. Birmingham-Southern College
17. Boise State University
18. Boston College
19. Brooks Institute
20. Bucknell University
21. Butler University
22. Cabrini College
23. California Maritime Academy
24. California State University-Bakersfield
25. California State University-Channel Islands
26. California State University-Chico
27. California State University-East Bay
28. California State University-Fullerton
29. California State University-Long Beach
30. California State University-Los Angeles
31. California State University-Monterey Bay
32. California State University-Sacramento
33. Canisius College
34. Carroll College
35. Castelton State College
36. Catholic University of America
37. Cazenovia College
38. Centenary College of Louisiana
39. Central Michigan University
40. Chicago State University
41. Coastal Carolina University
42. Coe College
43. Colby College
44. College of Saint Elizabeth
45. College of St. Joseph
46. College of St. Rose (NY)
47. Concordia College
48. Concordia University (CA)
49. Curry College
50. Drury University
51. East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
52. East Tennessee State University
53. Eastern Washington University
54. Elon University
55. Emmanuel College
56. Emory and Henry College
57. Fairleigh Dickinson University
58. Florida International University
59. Florida State University
60. Fort Valley State University
61. Franklin Pierce University
62. Georgetown University
63. Georgia Institute of Technology
64. Gettysburg College
65. Grinnell College
66. Harding University
67. Hartwick College
68. Hastings College
69. Howard University
70. Idaho State University
71. Indiana University
72. Juniata College
73. Kansas State University
74. Kean University
75. Kent State University
76. Kenyon College
77. Le Moyne College
78. Louisiana State University
79. Louisiana State University-Shreveport
80. Louisiana Tech University
81. Luther College
82. Lyndon State College
83. Manhattan College
84. Marywood University
85. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
86. McDaniel College
87. Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York
88. Menlo College
89. Mercer University
90. Merrimack College
91. Messiah College
92. Michigan State University
93. MidAmerica Nazarene University
94. Middlebury College
95. Millikin University
96. Millsaps College
97. Milwaukee School of Engineering
98. Mississippi College
99. Morehouse College
100. Mount Saint Mary College
101. Mount Saint Mary's University
102. Murray State University
103. Nebraska Wesleyan University
104. New College of Florida
105. New England College
106. New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology
107. New Mexico State University
108. New York City College of Technology of the City University of NY
109. Niagara University
110. Nichols College
111. Norfolk State University
112. Notre Dame de Namur University
113. Ohio State University-Columbus
114. Ohio Wesleyan University
115. Oklahoma State University
116. Olivet College
117. Oregon Institute of Technology
118. Pine Manor College
119. Portland State University
120. Princeton University
121. Randolph College
122. Randolph-Macon College
123. Regis University
124. Rhode Island College
125. Rider University
126. Ringling College of Art & Design
127. Ripon College
128. Rockland Community College
129. Rosemont College
130. Sacred Heart University
131. Saint Francis University
132. Saint Joseph's College of Maine
133. Saint Leo University
134. Saint Martin's University
135. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
136. San Diego State University
137. San Francisco State University
138. San Jose City College
139. Santa Fe Community College
140. Santa Monica College
141. Savannah State University
142. Shenandoah University
143. Shorter University
144. South Carolina State University
145. South Dakota State University
146. Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
147. Southern Nazarene University
148. Southern University at New Orleans
149. Southwestern University
150. Spring Hill College
151. Springfield College
152. St. Catherine University
153. St. Louis College of Pharmacy
154. St. Mary's College
155. St. Petersburg College
156. St. Thomas Aquinas College
157. State University of New York at Binghamton
158. State University of New York at Buffalo State College
159. State University of New York at Cortland
160. State University of New York at Fredonia
161. State University of New York at Old Westbury
162. State University of New York at Oneonta
163. State University of New York at Oswego
164. State University of New York at Plattsburgh
165. Stephens College
166. Suffolk University
167. Thomas College
168. Trine University
169. Troy University
170. Tufts University
171. Tusculum College
172. Tuskegee University
173. United States Air Force Academy
174. University of Alabama
175. University of Alabama-Huntsville
176. University of Alaska-Southeast
177. University of Arkansas
178. University of California-Berkeley
179. University of California-Davis
180. University of California-Irvine
181. University of California-Los Angeles
182. University of California-Merced
183. University of California-Riverside
184. University of California-San Diego
185. University of California-Santa Barbara
186. University of California-Santa Cruz
187. University of Central Florida
188. University of Colorado-Boulder
189. University of Dayton
190. University of Denver
191. University of Findlay
192. University of Florida
193. University of Georgia
194. University of Great Falls
195. University of Idaho
196. University of Mary
197. University of Maryland-University College
198. University of Massachusetts-Amherst
199. University of Massachusetts-Boston
200. University of Massachusetts-Lowell
201. University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
202. University of Mississippi
203. University of Montevallo
204. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
205. University of Nebraska-Omaha
206. University of New England
207. University of New Hampshire
208. University of New Haven
209. University of New Orleans
210. University of North Carolina-Asheville
211. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
212. University of North Carolina-Charlotte
213. University of North Dakota
214. University of Northern Colorado
215. University of Pennsylvania
216. University of Richmond
217. University of San Francisco
218. University of Saskatchewan
219. University of South Dakota
220. University of the Sciences
221. University of Toronto
222. University of Victoria
223. University of Virginia
224. University of Western Ontario
225. Villanova University
226. Wake Forest University
227. Wartburg College
228. Washington and Jefferson College
229. Washington College
230. Webb Institute
231. Wellesley College
232. Wentworth Institute of Technology
233. Wentworth Military Academy and College
234. Western Connecticut State University
235. Western Michigan University
236. Western New England University
237. Westminster College (PA)
238. Widener University
239. Willamette University
240. William Paterson University
241. Winona State University (MN)
242. Wittenberg University
243. Woodbury University
244. Wright State University
245. Xavier University of Louisiana
246. Yale University


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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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