Archive for July, 2016

Common Application Pitfalls and Tips

The Common Application, accepted by nearly 700 colleges, will launch on August 1st. While the application is pretty straightforward, here are some things to look for as you register and complete it.1. Keep Track of Your Registration Information. Record your username and password along with the email address you used at registration time so you can easily access it. You may think you will remember it, ...

What You Need To Know About College-Specific Essays: Advice From Admissions Officers

Students spend lots of time and energy on their main common application essay or personal statement and sometimes rush through their college-specific supplemental essays without much thought or care. A recent presentation at the Independent Educational Consultants Association's national conference in Boston offered insight into the increasingly important role that supplemental essays now play in the ...
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