The Common Application Essay for 2017-2018: What’s Changed

The 2017-2018 college admissions journey has officially begun, and with it comes several changes to The Common Application essay prompts. Although the maximum word count still holds at 650, you will find two new prompts and three revised prompts from last year. The key to essay success is still creating engaging, error-free writing infused with…

FAFSA Funds Are First Come, First Serve: Finish Your Application Essay Now!

Did you know?… Now is the ideal time to submit your upcoming college freshman’s FAFSA form, as funds are considered on a first come, first serve basis. Many people are unaware of this. Is your student finished completing his or her admission application and essay? If not and you are both feeling stressed by last-minute…

The Common Application: Part 2, General Application Information

(This is the second of two articles about The Common Application for college admissions. Part one, “Essay Prompts,” was featured in our October blog.) In our October blog, “The Common Application, Part One: The Essay Prompts,” we provided detailed information on the essay portion of the application. Although our expertise lies in assisting students with…

The Common Application: Part 1, Essay Prompts

(This is the first of two articles about The Common Application for college admissions. Part two, “Application Information,” will follow, so be sure to check back.) The college admissions process can prove to be one of the most stressful times in life, especially when students are applying to multiple schools that each has its own…

Help with the College Admission Application Essay: Part 2, Effective College Application Essay Writing Tips

(This is the second of two articles about writing effective college admission application essays. Part one, “Help with the College Admission Application Essay: The New Common Application for College Admission,” was a blog post dated 9-27-13. ) The “Effective College Application Essay Writing Tips” below offer assistance with writing responses to all types of college…

Help with the College Admission Application Essay: Part 1, The New Common Application for College Admissions

(This is the first of two articles about writing effective college admission application essays. Part two, “Effective College Application Essay Writing Tips,” will follow soon, so be sure to check back in October.) What Is The Common Application? The Common Application, started in the 1970s, is a not-for-profit organization that strives to “promote equity, access,…

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