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What is the Common App and how do I use it?

Hey everyone! I'm a junior, and I've heard a lot about the Common App, but I'm not exactly sure what it is or how to use it. Can anyone give me an overview of what the Common App is and how it works? I'd really appreciate the help. Thanks!

11 months ago

Hey there! I'm glad you're asking about the Common App, as it's an essential tool for many students applying to college. The Common App, short for Common Application, is an online platform that allows you to apply to multiple colleges and universities using a single, standardized application. It's designed to simplify the college application process by letting you fill out your personal information, extracurricular activities, and essays just once, then submit them to any of the over 900 participating schools. To get started, you'll want to create an account at commonapp.org. Once you've signed up, you can search for the colleges you're interested in and add them to your list. You'll then complete the main application, which includes sections on your background, education, activities, and personal essay. Some colleges may also require supplemental essays or additional information, so be sure to check each school's requirements. When you've finished your application and gathered any required materials (like transcripts and letters of recommendation), you can submit your application to each school on your list. Don't forget to keep track of deadlines and follow up on any missing items. Best of luck in your college application journey!

11 months ago

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