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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
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What do I need to know about the Common App?

Hey guys! I'm a high school junior and I've heard a lot about the Common App lately. Can someone explain what it is and how it works? What do I need to know to get started on it? Thanks for your help!

11 months ago

Hey there! I'm glad you're starting to think about college applications. The Common App is an online platform that streamlines the college application process by allowing you to submit one application to multiple colleges and universities. Over 900 schools accept the Common App, so it can save you a lot of time and effort during this busy time.

To get started, you'll need to create an account on the Common App website. Once you've done that, you can search for participating colleges and universities and add them to your list. Each school may have its own specific requirements, like supplemental essays or additional questions, which you'll be able to find in the 'My Colleges' tab.

The main part of the Common App is the general application, which consists of several sections including personal information, demographics, educational history, and extracurricular activities. You'll also be required to write a personal essay, which is a crucial component of your application. There are several prompts to choose from, and you can find these on the Common App website as well.

Start working on your application early so you have plenty of time to revise and ask for feedback from others. Best of luck with the process!

11 months ago

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