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 […]

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 […]

Common App 2013 Breakdown

By: Susanna Cerasuolo, M.Ed.   Figuring out the Common App can be very confusing, especially with the new version this year. Lucky for you we’ve got some fun (not really) little notes on each of the 6 main sections of the actual Common App.   For an overview of the 2013 Common App check out […]

The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide to the New 2013 Common App

By: Susanna Cerasuolo, M.Ed.   Here it is, Seniors, the Insider’s Guide to Cracking the New Common App 2013 (CAv4), complete with explanations (not funny ones) and tips (also not funny).  This online beast is a teenage rite of passage, so congrats to you for being a Senior, and woohoo, let’s tackle that Common App. […]

How Strict is the Common App’s 500 Word Limit? 20 Colleges Weigh In

Last year the Common App changed the word limit on the main essay from no limit to “250-500 words.” While this set off a frenzy of anxiety in students, the colleges seemed to be interpreting this limit differently among admissions offices.  Some colleges abide by the limit strictly, some are lax with it, and some […]