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College Supplemental Essay Prompt Directory

Does your school require supplemental essays? CEA's experts have collected all the 2018-19 school-specific essay requirements and prompts so you can manage your college essay writing time and plan in advance!

Wondering whether the schools you are applying to require supplemental essays in addition to the personal statement? You’ve come to the right place. Our College Essay Prompt Database includes the prompts and requirements for over 60 top schools in the country, along with links you to our fully fleshed out prompt guides for many of the schools that require essays in addition to the Common App and Coalition App personal statements. We encourage you to use our Database to collect all the prompts and word counts for your target schools and make a list or spreadsheet to keep track. College applications can be tedious, but there are steps you can take to minimize the stress surrounding them. You’ve already taken the first step by visiting our College Essay Prompt Database!


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*We are updating all of these supplemental essay requirements for the 2018-19 season as quickly as we possibly can! Please cross-reference these prompts with the ones listed on your school’s site before getting started on your essays.

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