Colleges Without Supplemental Essays

With the regular decision deadline just weeks away, students need to work fast to get all the required application essays written. In addition to the Common App essayCoalition App essay, many colleges require 3-5 (if not more!) supplemental essays, and that can mean many late nights to come.

Many excellent colleges and universities do not require supplemental essays

If you’re crunched for time and running low on energy, consider replacing some of the colleges on your list with some of the many excellent colleges and universities that do not require any supplemental essays. See the lists below.

Some Of The Many Universities That Do Not Require Supplemental Essays


While some of these colleges and universities may require pre-professional and honors applicants to write supplemental essays, most students applying to these colleges are not required to write any essays but the Common App essay or Coalitions App essay to apply.

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