@hayley_seibert Use the Common App!

Once you log in, simply click on the College Search tab to find schools based on their name, location, deadline, or distance from your home. You might discover a terrific school you would’ve otherwise never known about, and the Common App will connect you to the institution to apply directly.

The Common App can’t hold me; I have had no problems so far.”

I know, I know. I promised you 10 tips to help you make the most of the new Common Application. But I can’t help it! If you missed the first two posts, be sure to read and . Here are two more important facts I’d love to share with you.


1. How much does it cost to register with the Common Application?

Definitely something worth looking into. “The Common App: What Every Student Should Know”

Originally, only schools that evaluated applications were allowed to use the Common Application; that is, the original philosophy behind the Common Application was that students should be evaluated as whole individuals, not just as a collection of numerical data such as class rank, standardized test scores, and grades. Every member institution needed to take into consideration non-numerical information derived from things such as , an , and . If a college based admission solely on GPA and test scores, they could not be a member of the Common Application.