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Step-by-step guide for the Common App application process?

Hey fam! I'm a little overwhelmed with all the stuff I have to do for college apps. Is there anyone who could break down the steps for applying through the Common App? Just a simple guide that could save me from drowning in confusion here.

7 months ago

Absolutely, it can definitely feel like a lot to handle, but breaking down the process into steps can make everything more manageable. Here's a concise step-by-step guide for navigating the Common Application:

1. Create an Account: Head over to the Common App website and register for an account. Make sure to keep track of your login details.

2. Understand the Dashboard: The Dashboard is where you'll see your application progress for each school. Familiarize yourself with it.

3. Start with the Profile Section: Fill out personal information, contact details, demographics, etc.

4. Complete the Family Section: Enter details about your family.

5. Education Section: Here, you’ll include your high school information, any college credits earned, and details about your high school coursework.

6. Testing Section: Input your standardized test scores. Remember, many schools are now test-optional, so check test policies for each school on your list.

7. Activities Section: List and describe your extracurricular activities. Remember, quality over quantity and try to focus on including higher tier activities.

8. Writing Section: You’ll respond to at least one essay prompt for the Common App itself, and possibly additional supplemental essays for specific colleges.

9. College-Specific Sections: Each college may have its own requirements like extra essays, questions, or other materials.

10. Review Your Application: Go through your application thoroughly to check for errors or omissions.

11. Submit: Once you're satisfied with everything, submit your application. Different schools have different deadlines, so stay organized.

Remember to request your letters of recommendation and transcripts early in the process, they can sometimes take a while to get everything in order. Take it one step at a time—you've got this!

7 months ago

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