Tag: Common Application

Mastering the Common Application: Tips and Tricks to Stand Out

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

CollegeXpress Student Writer

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

Video: Making the Fall of Senior Year Easier


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

Moments and Memories: How to Write Your Best Common Application Essay

CollegeXpress Student Writer

The Common App essay can be one of the most intimidating parts of the college application process. But summer is the perfect time to think about or create new memories that you can use to write your best college essay. read more

Changes to the 2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts

President, Wow Writing Workshop

The Common Application is changing up its essay prompts for the 2017-2018 college admission cycle. But what do these changes mean for you? 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

How to Survive the Search for the Right School

High School Student

Choosing schools to apply to and which one to attend is an overwhelming task, but this list of tips should make the process a little less daunting. 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

5 Tricks for Choosing Your College Essay Topic

Student, Brandeis University

Panicking over your college application essay? You won't be for long. read more