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The Common Application Goes Live August 1!

… But that doesn’t mean that you have to wait to begin filling it out! The Common Application rollover allows students to begin answering the questions in the seven sections of the “Common App” tab: Profile, Family, Education, Testing, Activities, Writing and Courses.

Have these items ready when starting in order to make the process as seamless and simple as possible:

  1. Copy of your high school transcript

  2. List of senior year courses

  3. School counselor name and all contact information

  4. Standardized test scores and dates

  5. Parent/guardian educational history and occupation/employer information

  6. Sibling grade level and educational information

  7. Completed extracurricular activities profile

Have a downward trend or some inconsistencies in your transcript?

Would you like to explain in more detail an activity in your extracurricular profile?

Use the Additional Info space in the Writing section of the Common Application to bullet some of this “additional” info. As the College Essay Guy professes, “This is maybe the most underutilized space on the Common App.”

Interested in learning more about the Additional Info space on the Common Application? Check out my free live online video workshop on August 28.

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