How to Find College Supplemental Essay for Applications


As early as 10th grade, high school students should start looking at the extra essays that colleges ask for. These are a big deal and can help guide your steps along the college-bound journey.

To make this easy, we take you on a guided tour of how to use the Common App to find these essays – and yes, you don’t have to wait until you are ready to apply! We show you how to add colleges to your list and find the extra supplemental essays colleges ask for when students apply using examples from the University of Notre Dame and the University of Michigan. You’ll see where to find these extra questions, and how they’re different for each university.

This is to supplement what we discussed in episode #079 of the College and Career Clarity podcast. Jennifer Stephen gave advice for building a college list when your teen is considering or set on majoring in engineering.