The Common App
The Coalition Application
(The University of Maryland is now a Coalition member)
Talk to College Students:
The College T allows high schoolers to search for students who attend the colleges they’re considering, then connect with those students to ask them questions.
National Association of College Admission Counseling: http://www.nacacnet.org/studentinfo/articles/pages/top-ten-tips-for-writing-a-college-essay-.aspx
Suggestions from Jay Mathews, education reporter at The Washington Post:
A recent essay that got its author into five Ivy League colleges