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We have published new guides to help you navigate the tricky prompts brought to you by the 2017-18 college application season gremlins. Although some prompts can seem straightforward, it’s important to always keep your audience (admissions officers!) in mind. The supplemental prompt for NYU fits the model of a standard Why Essay, but it asks you to go one step further. Many students will forget to answer every question they pose, so don’t fall prey to that mistake! Columbia University, another school in New York City, has taken a different approach this year. It’s all about the lists, which means for this Ivy League, your ideas carry more weight than your writing ability. Visit our Columbia University Supplemental Essay Guide to learn more about how to strategize your responses. Finally, University of California has one application for every school (UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC San Francisco, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Santa Cruz), so you can close out of the Common Application for now. UC requires four essays, and although the prompts can appear to be quite similar, your answers should vary greatly. See our Guide to the University of California Essay Prompts for more details.
P.S. – Need help with supplemental essays for different schools? You can head over to our Supplemental Essay Guide to look through all of the schools we’ve covered! You might just find the inspiration, motivation, and insight you need to write a killer supplemental essay! And as always, we encourage you to contact us for one-on-one help with your essays!