common app essays

8 Ways Juniors Can Make the Most of Their Summer for College Admissions

8 Ways Juniors Can Make the Most of Their Summer for College Admissions

Juniors: what you do this summer—the last summer before your college applications—can push your college application from maybe to yes. Use your time wisely. You’ve worked so hard to get to this point; don’t lose momentum. You’re almost done! If you need support, a push, and/or refinement, International College Counselors is here for you. Here’s…

10 Tips for Writing the College Admissions Common App Essay

10 Tips for Writing the College Admissions Common App Essay

As if getting the grades and test scores and participating in the extracurriculars were not enough, there’s also the college admissions essay. All students applying via the Common Application have to write this essay, and every school to which a student applies using the Common Application will see it. Through your writing, a college should…

2021-2022 Common Application Essay Prompts & Tips

2021-2022 Common Application Essay Prompts & Tips

Juniors and parents of juniors: The 2021-2022 college application season has officially begun. The list of essay prompts for the Common Application (www.commonapp.com), accepted by more than 900 colleges, has been released. Students must choose one of the prompts and answer it to fulfill the “Writing” section of the Common Application. The application doesn’t go live…

Seven Savvy Strategies for Conquering the Common App

Seven Savvy Strategies for Conquering the Common App

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.  Keeping organized is the best way to complete the Application. Here are some tips from the…