Season 1, Episode 7: The Common Application

The Common Application (informally known as the Common App) is an undergraduate college admission application that applicants may use to apply to any of 693 member colleges and universities in 48 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Canada, China, and many European countries (Wikipedia). According to the Common App, its mission is to promote access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process, which includes subjective factors gleaned from essays and recommendations alongside more objective criteria such as class rank and standardized testing.

Join us this week as we delve into the following questions and elements of the Common App:

  • The components of the Commonapp?
    • Personal Information (Address, Demographics, Geography, Language, Citizenship, Scholarship, Fee Waiver, etc.)
    • Family
    • Education
    • Activities
    • Writing (the essay)
  • What are supplements? 
  • What do each college ask for?
  • Tips for filling out the Common App?

 

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