How to Survive College App Season

College applications can feel like a real killer, but we’re here to help you navigate this beast of a task with a clear plan. You can make it, and you will! Follow these quick steps and you’ll be done with your apps in no time! Decide college list The first step to organizing your apps […]

2014 Step-by-Step Guide to the Common App Webinar Slides

Thanks to everyone who joined us for August’s webinar, 2014 Step-by-Step Guide to the Common App. We’ve posted the slides here so anyone who missed out can see them and anyone who just couldn’t get enough can see them again.

"Get Ready to Crush the Common App" Webinar Slides

Thanks to everyone who joined us for last week’s webinar, Get Ready to Crush the Common App. Below are the slides so those who missed it can catch up and those who were there can brush up. Now that the Common App is live, college app season is swinging into full gear! Don’t miss August’s webinar, […]

2014 Guide to the Common App: Part 2

Hey kiddos! If you made it through the Common App Guide Part 1 and are now about to tackle Part 2, you’re doing GREAT. Let’s talk about each of these sections now. Fill in each section carefully until you get a green check Do not submit the Common App until it’s “that time of year”, […]

2014 Guide to the Common App: Part 1

It’s August 1, 2014, and you Seniors know that that means–the Common App is live!  Let’s walk step-by-step through this beast and help you make sure yours is AMAZING!! Log onto www.commonapp.ORG (NOT .com, those guys are posers trying to lure stressed teens to a bogus site!) Create an account and use proper capitalization and punctuation!  Do […]

Understanding Your Transcript

Your transcript is a single page document kept by your high school that lists all of your high school classes, grades and credit values. This is the most important document from your high school career, and it gets sent by your high school to all colleges you apply to, so let’s spend some time understanding […]

Keep Calm And Common App On

By: Mia Myklebust   In the midst of all the issues with the Common App, we wanted to remind you to keep calm. All this anxiety will pass and as long as you work hard and try your best, you’ll be left with a slew of college options to choose from. During this stressful time […]

Common App: Submission Confirmation Email

Many of you have received confirmations from your colleges for applications you have submitted, and just as many of you have not received all of these confirmations. What we don’t know is if this is because the Common App is malfunctioning. Here is what you should do: 1. Check on the Common App to be […]

How To Organize Your College Apps: Part 3

Heads up, Seniors! Part 3 of our series is here! Learn about submitting apps for Common App and non-Common App schools, payments, interviews and college rep visits. For all the details you need to apply, check out parts 1 and 2 of the series. The Common Application You will need to complete the Common Application if […]

What To Do If You’re Having Trouble With The Common App

As Seniors around the world struggle to navigate the new (and currently broken) 2013 Common App 4, the Common App staff are hard at work struggling to repair all of the bugs in the prematurely released software. Meanwhile, the colleges have remained silent on whether any deadlines will be extended when students may not be […]