The vast majority of students applying to college in America use the Common Application (informally called the Common App) which is a college application aggregator that represents more than 700 colleges and universities across America and a selection of colleges in other countries.
The Coalition Application and the Universal Application are two other equally useful application aggregators, but they are not as widely used or accepted. There are also a few well-known colleges such as Georgetown, University of California (all nine campuses), MIT, Rutgers, and Virginia Tech that use their own applications instead of the Common App.
The Common App helps to streamline one part of the admissions process by enabling students to apply to multiple colleges and universities at once. It is a web portal into which you enter your biographical information, as well as information about your family, your school, your courses, your grades, your test scores, your academic honors, your activities, your financial aid status, your recommendations, your personal essay, and more, and it is sent to all Common App member colleges to which you are applying.
Colleges rely on the Common App to provide their admission committees with information needed to make appropriate decisions about their incoming class. How all information in your Common App is structured, detailed, and described can be a determining factor in how you are perceived and whether or not you are accepted. There is a huge difference between merely answering questions and strategically preparing an application. Also, extensive knowledge about specific colleges is essential.
You only have one chance to make a good impression, however. In the hands of a trained college counselor, the Common App becomes a sales tool for your college candidacy. How the information is structured, detailed, and described can be a determining factor in how you are perceived and whether or not you are accepted at the colleges of your choice. We can help you master the process.
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From more than 200 factors that go into colleges’ decisions, NC Global pulls out each student’s personal 50 to increase their likelihood of success. With a personalized plan in hand, students are ready to embark on a highly successful college admission campaign.
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