"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, […]

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. […]

Common App Announces Changes

By: Susanna Cerasuolo, M.Ed.   The Common App announces major changes for new version 4, 2013. In a packed-to-capacity ballroom, high school guidance counselors and college admissions officers from around the world scribbled furious notes, alternately applauded and gasped collectively, and strained to hear every word issued from the pulpit, er, podium. No, it wasn’t […]

The Common App 500 Word Limit: 21 MORE Colleges Weigh In

  If you’re stressed about how strict or lenient the new 500-word limit is on the Common Application, read on!   Welcome to our second installment of colleges’ responses to the new 500 word limit for the main essay on the Common Application. For those of you just joining us, the Common App implemented this […]

Bulletproof Your Common App

Tips and tricks to give your Common Application the ultimate edge. Read on to discover things you didn’t know (but should) about applying to college with the Common App.   By Susanna Cerasuolo, M.Ed.   Apply Early Action or Early Decision   It usually helps.  (See Tip #2 for the exceptions).  EA makes you look […]

The Common App: Step-by-Step

By: Mia Myklebust and Susanna Cerasuolo, M.Ed.   Welcome to our Prezi (kind of life Powerpoint on steroids) explaining The Common App. Click above to get expert advice on navigating the Common App. We know it can be confusing that’s why we’re here to break it down step-by-step. Click away, friends!   For more information on the Common […]

How to Use the Common App [VLOG]

  By: Susanna Cerasuolo, M.Ed  . After weeks, no, months of anticipation the day has come. The Common Application has launched! There is always that kid who logs in at midnight and completes the application before dawn so he or she can be the first applicant. You don’t need to be that kid. The Common […]