Tag: common app

How to Fill Out the Common Application

Freelance Writer, Former High School Counselor

Applying to college got easier with the Common Application, but the application can still be daunting. Here's a step-by-step guide to the Common App. read more

Spring College Planning Checklist for High School Juniors

Founder, Moon Prep

The second half of junior year is the prime time to start planning for college. Here's what you should be doing to prepare for college application season during the spring of junior year and into the summer. read more

What Is the Common Application?


Students have probably heard about the Common Application before, but what exactly is it? And should you be using it for college? Our experts have the answer. read more

How to Make Your Common App Essays Stand Out

Freelance Writer

Not sure how to write your college essay? Here's a breakdown of the prompts and answers admission officers want (and don't want) to see. read more

Which Common Application Essay Prompt Is Right for You?

Managing Editor, Peterson's & EssayEdge

After sifting through thousands of Common App essays, it's clear that some prompts have more potential than others. read more

Welcome to the Common App

Student, Flathead High School

A breakdown of the most important parts and basic sections of the Common App read more

5 Questions to Ask if a College Doesn't Require an Essay

Managing Editor, Peterson's & EssayEdge

So, one or more of your colleges don't require an application essay. One less thing to worry about, right? Well, not quite. Learn more on CX now. read more

The Most Confusing Parts of the College Application Process

Student, Judge Memorial Catholic High School

Applying to college is stressful enough already. The last thing you need is to be confused by the logistics of submitting your applications! read more

Tips for Tackling the New Common App Essay Prompts

Essay Coach; Author

The folks over at the Common Application have decided to introduce a whole new set of essay prompts this year. That means that students, teachers, and essay coaches like myself are venturing into virgin territory. Let's all take a deep breath and see what these new prompts are actually asking you to do . . . read more

Why the Common Application Is So...Hard!

High School Student

If you're applying to several colleges, odds are you're going to encounter the Common Application. We've got some advice to help you plow through it. read more