We'll explain what each prompt is looking for and what admissions officers are hoping to learn about you.
In addition, we'll give you our top strategies for ensuring that your essay meets all these expectations, and help you come up with your best essay topics.
Some applications are already open, including the Universal College Application, which includes member schools like Harvard, Princeton, UChicago, and Johns Hopkins, to name a few.
For those who are applying to schools that have prompts and applications readily available, it’s important to get a head start.
The essay prompts are the same no matter what format you use, paper or eletronic, Common Application or Universal Application, so you can start writing now.
And the news for this year’s Cornell prompts is good: only one important change has been made, and that change eases confusion and lessens the pressure on you to write a Swiss-army knife of an essay.Which leads me to question if Cornell is penalizing those who submit a paper app (the pdf with a limit of 500 words) or if this is a bureaucratic snafu–anybody at Cornell or elsewhere can use the comments at the bottom of this prompt to let me and everybody else know.In the meantime, submit electronically to evade this odd 500 word limit on the paper app–even if you have to walk miles from your cabin in the woods to go online, I guess.Finally, explain what a Cornell Engineering education will enable you to accomplish.The global hospitality industry includes hotel and foodservice management, real estate, finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, and law.Here are some of the essays and applications available now, including the 2014-15 Common Application essay prompts.We are looking for passionate students to join our diverse community of scholars, researchers, and artists.And finally, for those who want it straight from the font, here it is: Cornell University Supplement for 2016 (UCA version in pdf format) (Note that Cornell dates their application forms by the year of admission–you will be entering in the fall of 2016, thus this is the 2016 application. the class that enters in 2016 is usually called the class of 2020, and some schools will call you that. Cornell apparently doesn’t look that far down the road.) Good luck, come back soon, and contact me if you need editing.As the summer begins to wind down, and the college application season starts up, many colleges and universities across the US have released their essay prompts for the 2014-15 application season, allowing students the opportunity to get a head start.Like many schools, Cornell has posted a form with the prompts for this year ahead of the official unveiling when the Common App goes live on August 1st.The “2016” application has been posted for those who will use a paper application with the Universal App.