The Common App: An Excerpt from College Bound and Gagged

Article posted on Thursday, October, 4th, 2012 at 10:36 am by Dr. Nancy Berk   (No comments)

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Over 400 institutions (488 at time of this post) participate in The Common Application. Fondly known as “The Common App,” it can help students avoid repetition in the college application process, keep track of submissions, and focus on one essay. Participating schools are bound by the philosophy and ethics of the Common App—no favoritism for school-specific essays over the Common App essay. While the Common App was meant to be calmin’, additional essay requirements are still commonplace in the world of college admissions. Hang in there; your teen will be done before you know it.

For more information, check out the Q & A Page featured on The Common Application website here. It will bring parents and students up to speed on the ins and outs of the Common App process.

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