Monthly Archives: May 2013

Common App Changes Coming

The Common App is going through major changes and getting a fresh new look for the 2013-14 admission cycle.  This week I attended a webinar on the changes and thought I’d highlight those with great impact on students. The ESSAY.  For most this strikes fear in the hearts of applicants.  It seems pressure filled. Instead I encourage students to look at this as an opportunity to market yourself apart from the numbers that define you: GPA, class rank, test scores.   New for 2013-14: Word Count Changes.  250 minimum and 650 maximum, up from 500 last year. No Essay Upload. Previously students … Continue reading

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