Important Common App Announcement:
The Common App will be offline for its annual refreshment break starting on July 27, 2018 and will be back on line on August 1, 2018. This is much shorter than previous refreshment periods, which is great news for all our students. Further, all data from your common application account will be able to roll over to the new application, with the exception of college-specific information. The common application also announced that the 2018-2019 essays will be unchanged from the previous year. Here they are:
- Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.
- The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
- Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?
- Describe a problem you’ve solved or a problem you’d like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma – anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.
- Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
- Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?
- Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you’ve already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.
The Intersection of Dreams and Data
There are many factors that go into a successful college admission plan. It all begins with an analysis of what you hope to achieve at college, and maybe even what you hope to achieve in life. Add to that variable factors such as environment, location, campus culture, choice of majors, university or liberal arts, class size, accessibility of professors, reputation, opportunities for internships, financial aid, and so many more.
In order to have an effective college admission plan, you must first evaluate your starting point, discuss your priorities, and then factor in your test scores, levels of courses, grades, and high school index. The goal is to provide each college with a reason to want to select you. To do so, you must convince the admission committee that you will make a positive contribution both to the college’s campus and its culture. Colleges don’t like to make mistakes, so you must convince them that selecting you is a good, safe, and advisable thing to do. That is what NC Global admissions experts do best.
There are those who say that college admission is an art form. We respectfully disagree. College admission is a science that can be predicted, perfected, and enhanced. The NC Global 50-Point Plan for college admission begins with an evaluation of your starting point and a reconciliation of your dreams and data (numerical factors). From there, we intersperse all of the intangible factors that lead to successful outcomes. Your 50-Point Plan for college admission begins with a consultation. So, please set up yours today to get started with your successful college admission campaign.