6 months ago
Admissions Advice

When should I start writing my Supplemental Essays

I was just going to get started on my supplemental essays to Amherst and some other schools, but some college YouTuber I was watching just said that Amherst updates and makes supplemental essay topics every year.

So, now I'm kinda confused.

When should I start?

Do colleges make changes to supplemental essay topics every year?

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6 months ago[edited]

Yes, the supplements are subject to change every year. I would wait until the school's application opens up for the class of 2022!

Of course, if there are any schools you're absolutely sure have the same supplements every year, getting started won't hurt.


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