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Is there a big difference between Apply Texas and the Common App?

Hi everyone! As a junior starting to look into college apps, I'm wondering if anyone has experience with Apply Texas and the Common App. Do colleges prefer one over the other, especially for out-of-state students? Any tips on navigating both would be super helpful.

7 months ago

Hello there! My kid went through the application process not too long ago, and from what we gathered, there isn't a preferred application platform for colleges, it really just depends on which application the schools you're interested in accept. Apply Texas is specific to Texas schools, while the Common App is used by a wider range of schools across the country, including some in Texas.

One tip for navigating both applications is to start early so you have plenty of time to understand the different essay prompts and requirements. Also, try to organize any documents or information you'll need for both platforms to streamline the process. Since my child applied to both Texas and out-of-state schools, it was all about being organized and sticking to a schedule.

Feel free to reach out if you have any other questions!

7 months ago

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