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Demystifying the Common App's Additional Information Section

An overview of how students can successfully approach the Additional Information section of the Common Application for colleges. Read More

How Many College Applications Should I Submit?

Learn all about the risks of overdoing it when it comes to college applications. Read More

Interview with an Admissions Officer: The Common App and Activities List

​While it’s tempting to think of the Activities List and Common App as simply forms to fill out, they actually provide the foundation of a student’s narrative. In short, they are very important, and it’s helpful to understand exactly how they’ll be used in the admissions process. Read more

Personal Statement Essay Prompts

The Common Application provides five prompts for your personal essay. Here are tips to get started. Read more

Common App Supplement Questions

And how you can best answer them. Read more

Basic Guide to the Common App

Let’s get started filling out the basic information on your Common Application.  Read more

What Is the New Common Application

The common app is changing! Find out everything you need to know here. Read more

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