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The New Common App Essay Prompts for ’17-’18 Released

The New Common App Essay Prompts for ’17-’18 Released

The Common Application released its essay prompts for 2017-2018. There are now seven essay prompts and the “Topic Of Your Choice” prompt has returned. Listed below, you can see which are new, revised or those that are unchanged. Students need to choose one and write an essay of up to 650 words. Any rising seniors who want to get a head start on their college essay are set to go! Continue reading

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Writing The Common Application Essay

Writing The Common Application Essay

The Common Application launched online for the coming admissions season on August 1st. The Common Application essay prompts are now available so writing can begin. Students will need to choose one of the five prompts and write up to a 650 word essay. Continue reading

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Important Common App Details You May Not Know

Important Common App Details You May Not Know

Based on the difficulties of the Common Application last year, so far this year, it’s been a pretty smooth ride. However, there are a few Common App details you may not know that could save you time and aggravation. Continue reading

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Ten Things Rising Seniors Can Do To Get A Jump Start On The College Search

Ten Things Rising Seniors Can Do To Get A Jump Start On The College Search

The time is now for rising seniors to get a jump start on their college search. There is no doubt that fall semester will be a lot less stressful if the college search and application process is well underway when school begins. Below are the top ten things rising seniors can and should begin working on now. Go Ahead….Get A Jump Start! Continue reading

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Are You Ready For College Prep This Summer?

Are You Ready For College Prep This Summer?

  Although many decisions are made during senior year, it is best to begin the college prep process early. Do enjoy some down time this summer, but remain productive, active and interested… read, exercise, visit campuses while traveling, keep a … Continue reading

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Are You Maximizing Opportunities for College Acceptance?

Are You Maximizing Opportunities for College Acceptance?

As high school seniors work away on their applications, questions frequently arise regarding how admission decisions are made. Here are some things to keep in mind: Continue reading

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Common Application College Essay & Writing Supplements

Each of the colleges listed on the Common Application has the option of including a writing supplement. This is where the individual college may ask additional essay questions to gain more insight about the applicant. Continue reading

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Common Application Guidance

With 488 colleges currently listed on the Common Application, it is likely you will need to fill out this application. Here are some tips that will help: Directions matter – read them. Some are very specific and if you read … Continue reading

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Writing Your Common App Essays And What To Avoid

The Common Application (www.commonapp.org) application essay prompts (on writing page) are available and have not changed since last year.  Remember to follow all instructions and stick to the required word counts. Your essays will bring authenticity to your application and … Continue reading

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Ready, Aim, Apply! L.A. Summer College Prep Workshop

Ready, Aim, Apply! L.A. Summer College Prep Workshop

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