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What are some common mistakes to avoid when filling out the Common App?

Hey everyone! I'm a junior who's starting to look at the Common App, and I want to make sure I don't make any mistakes that could hurt my chances of admission. What are some common errors or pitfalls that I should be aware of when filling out the application? Any advice would be super helpful!

11 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're starting to look at the Common App early – it's always a good idea to be prepared. I went through this process with my child not too long ago, and I'm happy to share some tips to help you avoid common mistakes. First and foremost, make sure you double and triple-check your application for any typos or grammatical errors. These mistakes can make a poor impression on the admissions committee. Secondly, be aware of the deadlines for each school you're applying to. Some colleges have earlier deadlines for Early Decision or Early Action, and it's crucial not to miss those. Also, when it comes to the essay, make sure you answer the prompt given and stay within the word limit. It's essential to be genuine and authentic in your writing while showcasing your unique qualities. Finally, don't forget to have someone else review your application – whether it's a teacher, counselor, or parent. They can provide valuable feedback and catch any errors you might have missed. Best of luck with your application process, and remember to stay organized and give yourself plenty of time to complete it!

11 months ago

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