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How to Answer the COVID-19 Question on the Common Application

How to Answer the COVID-19 Question on the Common Application

Last year, the Common Application added an optional, 250-word question about COVID to the Additional Information section of the application. The prompt appears again this year and it reads: Community disruptions such as COVID-19 and natural disasters can have deep and long-lasting impacts. If you need it, this space is yours to describe those impacts….

9 Tips for Writing Exceptional Supplemental Essays for College Admissions

9 Tips for Writing Exceptional Supplemental Essays for College Admissions

When applying to college, the Personal Statement essay for the Common Application and/or Coalition Application is often only one of the essays you’ll be required to write. Many universities include their own school-specific prompts. These statements, known as supplemental essays, are additional pieces of writing that allow admissions officers the chance to get to know students better….

Get Started on the Common Application Essay

Get Started on the Common Application Essay

The Common Application goes live August 1. Before then, high school students across the country are working on their essays and getting ahead on their college applications. A number of these students are getting professional help from companies like International College Counselors.   At ICC, we encourage students to be themselves. We work with students to pinpoint…

2017-2018 Common Application Essay Prompts

Attention Juniors: The 2017-2018 college application season has officially begun. The Common Application, otherwise known as the Common App, released its list of essay prompts. The application doesn’t go live until August, but this is so important that you should start thinking about answers to the prompts now. Overall, admissions offices are looking for you to…