January 17, 2014

What is Common App: A Guide to the App?

The Common Application (informally known as the Common App) is an undergraduate college admission application that applicants may use to apply to any of 517 member colleges and universities in 47 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.[1] It is managed by the staff of a not-for-profit membership association (The Common Application, Inc.) and governed by a 13-member volunteer Board of Directors drawn from the ranks of college admission deans and secondary school college guidance counselors. Its mission is to encourage the use of “holistic admission” a process that includes subjective factors gleaned from essays and recommendations alongside more objective criteria such as class rank and standardized testing. Read more about Common Application from Wikipedia.

In 2013-2014 school year the common app has experience problems that mostly have been fixed throughout the year. Class 101 is a big propontent of using the commonapp to help streamline a process that is very overwhelming. Feel free to contact any of our locations on different issues on how to work with the common app or just how to start the process of applying to college.

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