11 August 2016
Common App Extra Essay Requirements (2016-17)
The 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!
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Common Application Extra Prompt Requirements by School (2016-17)
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|Institution||Extra Short Answer/Essay Prompts|
|Berry College||2 optional prompts (1 x 250, 1 x 500 words)|
|Boston College||1 prompt (400 words)|
|Bucknell University||1 prompt (250 words)|
|Carleton College||5 prompts (2 x 150 words, 3 x 300 words)|
|Colorado College||2 prompts (1 x 500 words, 1 x 250) + 1 optional (250 words)|
|Furman University||1 prompt (350 words)|
|Goucher College||3 prompts (2 x 100 words, 1 x 10 words)|
|Northwestern University||1 optional prompt (300 words, strongly recommended)|
|Oberlin College||1 prompt (250 words)|
|Quinnipiac University||Base only + 1 prompt for healthcare-related majors (250 words)|
|Tulane University||2 optional (20-250 and 50-800 words)|
|Washington and Jefferson College||None|
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