11 August 2016

Common App Extra Essay Requirements (2016-17)

Posted in Your College List, Class of 2021

commonapplogoThe Common App for 2016-17 is now live, and we've just wrapped up our analysis of the real number of short answer/essay prompts required for each school.  If you've been through this process before, you know that just because a school lacks a writing supplement doesn't mean there are no additional essays to complete.  Many schools in fact simply embed these prompts in the main application itself.

This post summarizes the prompts required for 200+ Common Application schools in our coverage universe.  Our definition of a prompt is a question that requires more than a one word or one sentence answer.  It's not perfect, but it should help you gauge the amount of writing you'll need to get through over the next few months.  It'll also help you identify schools that you can apply to without the need for extra essays!

Click on Continue Reading for the list.

 


 

Common Application Extra Prompt Requirements by School (2016-17)

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InstitutionExtra Short Answer/Essay Prompts
Berry College2 optional prompts (1 x 250, 1 x 500 words)
Boston College1 prompt (400 words)
Bucknell University1 prompt (250 words)
Butler UniversityNone
Carleton College5 prompts (2 x 150 words, 3 x 1 sentence)
Colorado College2 prompts (1 x 500 words, 1 x 250)
Furman University1 prompt (350 words)
Goucher College3 prompts (2 x 100 words, 1 x 10 words)
Kenyon CollegeNone
Millsaps CollegeNone
Northwestern University1 optional prompt (300 words, strongly recommended)
Oberlin College1 prompt (250 words)
Quinnipiac UniversityBase only + 1 prompt for healthcare-related majors (250 words)
Tulane University2 optional (20-250 and 50-800 words)
Washington and Jefferson CollegeNone
Whitman CollegeNone