Here’s What to Expect on the 2017-18 Common Application

Reprinted from IvyWise College Admissions Blog:

The admissions cycle for the class of 2021 may be over, but the college preparation journey is just starting for current juniors who are planning to apply to college this fall. Students are getting started on their applications earlier than ever, and it’s important to stay informed on the latest Common Application changes before the summer and fall.

Every year the Common Application makes changes and improvements in order to enhance the application process for college bound students. These changes are even more critical as competitors like the Coalition application gain traction in the admissions process.

The announced changes for the 2017-18 Common Application include revised essay prompts, Google Drive integration, Spanish language resources, self-reported transcripts, and over three dozen new member schools. In the following blogs, we will shine a light on what each of these changes are, and what it means for our students.

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