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Can I modify my Common App essay for different schools after initial submission?

Ok, so I'm in the process of finalizing my Common App essay, but I've got this nagging worry. Is it possible to tweak my Common App essay for different schools after I've sent off my first application, or is it set in stone? Need to know how specific I should get with my essay if I'm aiming for multiple colleges with different vibes.

8 months ago

Absolutely, it's understandable to want to tailor your essay to resonate with each school's unique character. Good news: You can indeed modify your Common App essay for different schools! Each time you submit your application to a new school, you'll have the option to edit your essay before it gets sent off. My son did this when he was applying to colleges with different atmospheres – he tweaked some of his language and examples to better fit each institution. For schools with a more formal vibe, he opted for a slightly more serious tone, while for the more laid-back campuses, he let his quirky personality shine a bit more. Just make sure to thoroughly review your essay before each submission to ensure that you haven't mistakenly included the wrong college's name or specific details that don't apply. Best of luck with your applications!

8 months ago

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