Tag: common app

Does It Spark Joy? Gratitude on the Common App Essay

Almost nothing sparks fear in the heart of high school juniors as much as the words “College Essay.” But perhaps there is hope on the horizon. The last couple of college admissions seasons have, without question, been tense, as students and parents negotiated unprecedented circumstances. Now, though, the Common Application and the Coalition Application, two […]

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Should I Answer the COVID-19 Question on the Common App?

Ask an admissions officer whether you should write a response to the optional COVID-19 question on this year’s Common App, and depending on the college (or the day), you may hear different advice. Some officers suggest a limited approach, saying that unless your or your family’s health or employment was directly affected by the pandemic, […]

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