Expect to Write More College Essays When Applying to College Next Year

Will this be you next fall?

For all the juniors out there who are starting to quiver in their boots in anticipation of applying to colleges in the fall, you might just

have something to worry about. Most of you have heard the stories from your older friends and siblings of how many essays there are to write when applying to college. Well, expect even more essays next season.

As top schools get inundated with college applications -- thousands more than in previous years for the same number of spots -- discussions are forming on how admissions officers can abate surging numbers of applicants coupled with plunging admissions statistics. In a recent article in the Harvard Crimson, Justin Worland writes that Don McMillan, president of a Boston-based educational consulting firm, believes that the Common App is the main force in the rapid growth of college applications.

However, McMillan claims that the Common App supplemental essays (for each individual college) deter some students from submitting additional applications: “The main thing that is keeping kids from increasing the number of applications from 6 to 11 is the supplement. One way [colleges] will be able to moderate [the increase in applications] is by requiring additional supplementary essays or campus visits.”

CEO was created with this very point in mind. We agree that the number of essays are on the rise. But because of the overlapping themes among essay questions, as the number of essays increase the number of original essays that you write doesn’t have to.

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