The Common Application is now available for rising seniors to create an account and start their college application process!
More than 450 colleges accept applications from first-time freshman, as well as transfer applicants through the Common App., making it easy for students to apply to multiple colleges. You can see a list of the colleges who accept applications through the Common App here. Some schools have supplemental requirements, including essays, in addition to the Common App’s required essays (1 short and one longer personal statement).
With school starting next week, now is the perfect time for students to sit down and start entering basic information into the Common App account – you’ll have to enter information about your classwork and extra-curricular activities before you finalize your applications, so why not do it now?
And while we’re at it, take a look at this interesting article by Yale’s Dean of Admissions, Jeffrey Brenzel. As you finalize your college list, keep in mind that what is important is whether or not the college you attend is a good match for your academic and personal style and aspirations, not how impressive the bumper sticker will look on your parents’ car. For more resources on your college search process, visit Magellan College Counseling’s resources page.