Over 1,000 Scholarship Essay Questions in College Essay Organizer

When using College Essay Organizer, keep in mind that we have more than 1,000 scholarship essay questions, none of which are even mentioned on the Common App. The Essay QuickFinder and Essay RoadMap tools will help you find department-specific and scholarship essays you didn't even know existed opening up opportunities for students to get free money for college. If financial aid is important to you, here are a few schools worth taking a second look at:

  • Wake Forest University (3 required questions and 3 scholarship questions)
  • Elon University (2 required questions, 1 optional question, 4 scholarship questions, 6 program-specific questions, and 1 special applicant question)
  • University of Kentucky (8 scholarship questions and 4 program-specific questions)



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Wake Forest University 2012-2013 Common App Supplement Available

Wake Forest University is one of our favorite schools to update. There are always new and interesting questions each year. While not all the options changed, there were some great additions! Here's a sneak peak of one of our favorites:

“People who aren’t busy all the time might start to think.” – Terry Pratchett When do you stop being busy and start to think?

Now there is definitely a question to ponder! We have lots more updates today including:

Albright College

Birmingham-Southern College

Catholic University of America

College of the Holy Cross

Colorado State University

DePaul University

Eckerd College

Florida Institute of Technology

Goshen College

Hanover College

Luther College

Lycoming College

Middlebury College

Mills College

Millsaps College

Morehouse College

Oglethorpe University

Randolph-Macon College

Transylvania University

University of Dayton

University of Denver

University of Hartford

University of La Verne

University of Massachusetts-Lowell

University of New Hampshire

University of North Carolina-Asheville

Vanderbilt University

Wabash College

Washington and Jefferson College

Washington College

Wells College

Westminster College (PA)

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Amherst College Released its 2011-2012 Essay Questions

For those of you who are using College Essay Organizer to get an early start on the college essay writing process, you will notice that as a school in updated, the asterisk automatically disappears next to the college's name. Also note that updated colleges will list the "Type" first and "Question" second. The following is a list of colleges that have been updated in the last week:

1. Amherst College

2. Pomona College

3. St. Edward's University

4. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

5. Wake Forest University

Expect to see even more updates in late July and early August. We'll be on top of all the newly released applications for you.

Please Note: If you are aware of any college that has released its new application but is not yet updated in College Essay Organizer, keep in mind that we search for not just the required questions but also the program-specific, special applicant, and scholarship questions. However, feel free to email us at [email protected] noting any colleges whose applications you know have been released, and we will inform you when they will be live in College Essay Organizer.

In addition, for counselors working with students, we will soon be adding a new alert system in your account to allow for easy communication. Be on the look out for more details on how to use it.