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I Submitted the Wrong Essay on My Common App
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I Submitted the Wrong Essay on My Common App

I made a huge mistake and I am not sure what to do. I sent a supplemental essay that was meant for one school to another college.…
Activities Vs. Honors? Uploading a Resume? Check 3 Common App FAQs
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Activities Vs. Honors? Uploading a Resume? Check 3 Common App FAQs

I just started filling out my Common App and I have a few questions. First, one of my schools gives an option in Common App of up…

How Do I List My Activities on the Common Application?
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How Do I List My Activities on the Common Application?

I am filling out my Common App and I don't know which order to list my activities. Do I place them in terms of leadership experie…
The Coalition for College Expands, Adding 18 Schools
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The Coalition for College Expands, Adding 18 Schools

Have you heard of the Coalition for College? Do you know what it's all about? Before I discuss the Coalition's latest d…

Admissions Expert Dispels 5 Myths About This Fall’s Application Cycle
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Admissions Expert Dispels 5 Myths About This Fall’s Application Cycle

Myths have permeated the college admissions landscape for decades, with many people believing that only legacies get accepted to …

New Tool Provides Specialized Common App Assistance
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New Tool Provides Specialized Common App Assistance

Filling out a college application sounds like a simple thing to do — until you do it. Questions asking about any honors you recei…

Don't Ignore Your Application's Additional Information Section
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Don't Ignore Your Application's Additional Information Section

Here we are. It's the middle of December. How did we get here so fast?

Most of this year's Early Action (EA) and Early Decision (E…

Which Teacher Should Write My Daughter's Rec Letter?
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Which Teacher Should Write My Daughter's Rec Letter?

My daughter is agonizing over which teacher to ask for a recommendation. Her counselor thinks she should ask her Honors Biology t…
Will A Lack of Academic Honors on Common App Hurt My Admission Odds?
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Will A Lack of Academic Honors on Common App Hurt My Admission Odds?

I am filling out the Common App now and there's a question that says "If you have received any honors related to your academic ac…

Help ... I have NO Extracurriculars for My Common App
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Help ... I have NO Extracurriculars for My Common App

I am filling out my Common App and I have no extracurriculars, and I mean none. I haven't joined a club or worked a job or anythi…

What's New in the Common App This Year?
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What's New in the Common App This Year?

College football teams are getting ready to kick off their new seasons later this month, but the Common Application has already k…

Engineering Application Is Full of Arts Activities — Will This Hurt?
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Engineering Application Is Full of Arts Activities — Will This Hurt?

I am filling out my Common App, and listing my activities makes me realize none of them are in my planned major (civil engineerin…
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