Tag: Common Application

Why You Should Answer the New COVID Essay Prompt

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President, Wow Writing Workshop

The Common Application is allowing students to explain how the pandemic has impacted them. Here's why and how you should write this type of college essay. read more

How to Fill Out the Common Application

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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

3 Types of Popular College Application Platforms

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CollegeXpress Student Writer, Johns Hopkins University

Which college application platform are you using? There are many, including the Common, Coalition, and Cappex Applications. Learn more about them here! read more

What Is the Common Application?

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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

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Freelance Writer

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

Mastering the Common App: Tips and Tricks to Stand Out

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Senior Director, Collegewise

If you approach the Common Application like a form at the doctor, you're doing it wrong! Here are some ways you can stand out on this prevalent college app. read more

5 Tips to Conquer the Common Application Essay

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Fitting your entire life story into 650 words seems impossible, but crafting an amazing Common App essay is a lot easier (and more fun) than you think! read more

Video: Making the Fall of Senior Year Easier

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Lucia shares five simple steps to achieving a (less) stressful senior year fall. read more

How to Write Your Best Common App Essay

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CollegeXpress Student Writer

Summer is the perfect time to recall special memories (or make new ones) that you can use to write your best Common Application essay. Learn more now! read more

What is the New Coalition Application?

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President and Founder of College Connections

You may have heard whispers of the new Coalition Application, an upcoming alternative to the Common Application. What do we know so far, and what questions remain to be answered? read more