Category: CommonApp

CollegeAdvisor’s 10 Best Examples of College Essays and Why They Worked The college essay is one of the most important parts of the college admissions process—and it’s also one of […]

In this article, College Advisor Julia discusses the new Common App essay prompt. For more guidance on your personal essays and the college application process in general, sign up for to […]

With just about two weeks until most regular decision deadlines are due (January 1), we’ve put together a quick college application checklist to help you feel as confident as possible […]

COVID-19 brought unprecedented changes to the airline industry, closed millions of businesses, and now, it’s shaping the future of college admissions. Phil Roeder | CCY BY 2.0 In April, the […]

Photographer: Jeffrey F Lin | Source: Unsplash In the following article, CollegeAdvisor.com Admissions Expert Julian Zambrano (University of Pennsylvania ‘23) shares tips for how to approach extracurricular activities in relation […]

Image: Editing an essay | The college admissions season is upon us with the launch of the 2019-2020 Common Application. The Common Application, or Common App for short, launches tomorrow, […]

The Common Application has just announced that it will add an optional COVID-19 essay question for the 2020-2021 application. This global pandemic has affected everyone in different ways, and now […]

Photographer: Jessica Lewis | Source: Unsplash College applications deadlines are almost here! Before you submit, run through the following checklist to make sure you have all the pieces of your […]