College Applications

Responding to Offbeat College Admissions Essay Topics

Earlier we discussed some offbeat college admissions essay topics presented by universities such as the University of Chicago, Tufts, and UNC Chapel Hill. While some college admissions essays still ask the typical, “Tell us about yourself,” or “Why do you want to attend XYZ?” several are now asking offbeat essay questions. These schools are not…

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How to Answer the College Admissions Essay

Wouldn’t it be great to have the college of our dreams hand us an acceptance letter without our having to fill out lengthy applications or, better yet, without our having to write that dreaded college admissions essay? Well, very few of us have that luxury. In fact, in addition to the common app essay, many…

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What is the Common Application?

The Common Application is the college admissions application used by many colleges and universities as part of their admissions process. The Common Application, often called the Common App, was designed to streamline the application process by allowing students to fill in standard information once rather than multiple times when applying to multiple schools. For example,…

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