On August 1, the Common Application went live. Seniors: Now is the time to start filling out your college applications. The Common Application can be used to apply to more than 900 universities and colleges in the U.S. and abroad.
Do not plan to complete the application in one night or even one weekend. It’s going to feel overwhelming, and chances of making mistakes will increase exponentially. Set dates for contacting teachers, counselors, and coaches who are writing recommendations. Start now, if you haven’t already, and set time aside to really work on your essays. Proofread the application multiple times before you send it, and have someone else proofread it as well.