The Common Application is here! Woot-woot!

Hi everybody, just wanted to let you know that the Common Application, used for private colleges, is now open and ready for (your) business! Click on the link to the right of this page, create an account (remember to write down your username and password), and start inputting your information.

You’re probably asking yourself, “why do I want to start this early? It’s still summer.” Well…you want to make your life easier during your senior year, right? The more you do now, the less you’ll have to do later on. In other words, when all of your friends are filling out their applications the night before they’re due, you’ll be able to chillax (or study for that AP Bio test). You will be ahead of the game, which is always an advantage.

Besides, I hear a lot of you complaining, “I’m bored,” so here’s something to do. ๐Ÿ™‚

Remember, you do not need to choose the private schools you’re applying to right now. You can fill out all the other info that the application asks–for example, your address, classes you’ve taken, volunteer work, etc–and you can save it. When you’ve decided which schools you’re applying to, then you can fill out that info. Got it?

Also, now would be a good time to draft and finish your personal statement. Once again, I know it’s summer, and working on your personal statement isn’t the most exciting thing in the world. However, when all your friends are feverishly writing theirs the night before they’re due at 3 a.m. , you’ll be getting a good night’s sleep.

Remember, if you need any help or have any questions, let me know. After all, that’s what I’m here for…



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3 responses to “The Common Application is here! Woot-woot!

  1. Maribel Morales


  2. Eve Martinez

    If it says “Do you intend to enroll in a degree program your first year?”
    Do I put yes or no?

    • That’s a good question, Eve! My advice is to always apply as an “undeclared,” so you should answer “no.” Remember, the typical college student changes his or her major 2.5 times before he or she graduates, so you don’t want to unnecessarily commit to anything. Got it? If you’re confused about this, come talk to me ๐Ÿ™‚

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