By Lee Shulman Bierer Why is the “Why this college?” so important? Colleges care why students put their college on their list and many colleges incorporate the “why?” question into their applications. While most students find themselves having to write a variety of essays for different colleges,...

By Lee Shulman Bierer If you’re a rising senior and you ask any of your soon-to-be-college-freshmen friends for one piece of advise about college applications, I know what it would be… They would tell you to NOT procrastinate, and to do your best to get as many...

By Lee Shulman Bierer What do colleges want to know about you? That’s a good place to start when you’re brainstorming your college essay. You know colleges don’t want you to tell your life story in 500 words. But, you keep pestering yourself wondering “what should...

Common App Schools with No Extra Essays (Class of 2023 Edition)   Institution Adelphi University Albright College Allegheny College Appalachian State University Arcadia University Arizona State University Bard College Bates College Baylor University Belmont University Beloit College Bentley University Berry College Birmingham-Southern College Bowling Green State University Bradley University Brandeis University Bryant University Butler University Canisius College Case Western Reserve University Catawba College Catholic University of America Centenary College of Louisiana Centre...

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