Tag: Common Application

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

Popular College Application Platforms

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CollegeXpress Student Writer, Johns Hopkins University

Applying to college? Which platform are you using? There's the Common, Coalition, and Cappex Applications...find help to choose the best one for you on CX! 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 college essay? Here's a breakdown of the prompts and answers admission officers want (and don't want) to see. read more

Mastering the Common Application: 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

Which Common Application Essay Prompt Is Right for You?

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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

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Student, Flathead High School

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