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09/04/2019

Common Application and how to fill it?

QUESTION
Common Application and how to fill it?
How do you freshmen in high school what the common application is about and how to fill it out?

If there could also be a fun way to teach it too, that would be great!

Thank you!

ANSWER
The Common App is the college application used for many colleges. Here is a link to the PDF files so that a student not yet in their senior year can practice filling it out and gathering all the information necessary. In the fall of their senior year, when the new CommonApp for the year comes online, most seniors will use the online version.

CommonApp PDF: https://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/Down…
Download the Application (student form) Only and College-specific Supplements PDFs. Besides the Common App, most colleges have a supplement to fill out, too, and may require essays, short answers, etc. The instructions are also available here.
New essay prompts for fall 2013: https://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/Docs…

For Activities, if a student has more activities than the number of spaces (10 I think), they can upload a word document in Writing > Additional Information with additional important activities. Only important activities should be added, as it’s more for the application reader to read.

On the PDF School Report, the student can see what types of questions the college counselor will be answering about them.

Good luck!