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Can colleges see your Common App activities before you officially hit submit?

Hey everyone, I'm a little worried about my activities section and want to tweak it a few times before I actually apply. Does anyone know if colleges can see any part of my Common App before I click the big submit button or only after I've paid and sent it off?

7 months ago

Hey there! No need to worry about colleges peeking at your activities list before you're ready. Colleges only see your Common App information after you've hit that big submit button and your application fee is paid. Until that moment, what you put in your application is completely private and only visible to you.

It's common for students to go through multiple drafts of their activities section, as well as other parts of their application before settling on the final version they submit. So, feel free to take your time and tweak your list as much as you need to ensure it best reflects your experiences and achievements.

One pro tip is that some students find the format of a Google or Word doc easier for making edits, and only enter their information once they're actually ready to submit. Your editing process is totally up to you, of course—just a suggestion in case your eyes are starting to blur scrolling up and down from one activity to another!

Make sure to double-check everything and, when you're ready, send it off with confidence. Good luck with your applications!

7 months ago

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