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Northwestern and the Common App: Are They a Match?

This might be a no-brainer for some, but just to confirm – Northwestern University uses the Common App, right? Or should I be looking into alternative application options?

8 months ago

Yes, Northwestern University does indeed accept the Common Application. Remember to pay close attention to the supplemental essays required by Northwestern, though, as they are a critical part of your application. You can read up on how to tackle these essays on CollegeVine's blog: https://blog.collegevine.com/how-to-write-the-northwestern-university-essays. In these school-specific components of your application, you want to focus on presenting a strong profile that aligns with Northwestern's core values and expectations.

To make sure all your bases are covered, you can check Northwestern's unique requirements under their tab in the "My Colleges" section of the Common App. If anything there is unclear, you can also head to their admissions website, and even contact someone on their admissions team directly through the site, to ensure you aren't missing anything important. Good luck with your application!

8 months ago

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