Common App Ready

A complete toolkit of tips and best practices designed to help your students complete their applications successfully and on time.

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Resources

  • What is Common App?

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    Last revised 11/06/23

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  • How the First Year Common App Works

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    Last revised 10/27/23

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  • Application Dictionary

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    Last revised 03/18/24

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  • Common App for International Applicants

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    Last revised 03/24/23

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  • The Pathfinder: Find your best fit college

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    Last revised 09/18/23

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Resources

  • Gather Materials

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    Last revised 04/08/24

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  • My College Requirements Worksheet

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    Last revised 04/08/24

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  • High School Details Information Sheet

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    Last revised 04/08/24

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  • FERPA & Your Application

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    Last revised 04/08/24

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  • Understanding the Testing Section in Common App

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    Last revised 04/08/24

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Resources

  • Approaching the Activities Section

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    Last revised 10/27/23

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  • How to approach the essay

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    Last revised 04/08/24

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  • Understanding the Recommendation Process

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    Last revised 10/26/22

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  • Connecting with UStrive Mentors

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    Last revised 08/04/22

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  • Family Brag Sheet

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    Last revised 11/06/23

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  • Counselor Brag Sheet

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    Last revised 11/06/23

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  • Teacher Brag Sheet

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    Last revised 11/06/23

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Resources

  • Understanding Application Fees & Fee Waivers

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    Last revised 10/27/23

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  • Applying for Scholarships with Scholarship Search

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    Last revised 10/27/23

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  • Understanding your financial aid offer

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    Last revised 10/27/23

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