2014-15 College Essay Prompts

2014-15 College Essay Prompts

The 1st of August means college application season is ramping up. Colleges and universities are releasing their essay prompts, along with the Universal App and Common App. 

College-Applications-1024x764The sooner your student starts working on their essays, the better! Here are links to some schools that have recently released their essay prompts, along with links to the Universal and Common App essays.

For more ideas about how to get started writing your essay, check out Ethan Sawyer’s (from the College Essay Guy) post Use the Secrets of Screenwriting to Write Your College Essay.



The Common Application

Universal College Application

Duke University

Stanford University

University of Chicago

University of Michigan

University of Pennsylvania

University of Virginia

Cornell University

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



Debbie Schwartz is former financial services executive and founder of Road2College and the Paying For College 101 Facebook group. She's dedicated to providing families with trustworthy information about college admissions and paying for college. With data, tools and access to experts she's helping families become educated consumers of higher ed.