However, some of the questions are new takes on questions that have sometimes appeared on various essay supplements. Describe a place or environment where you are perfectly content.
Their daughter, a Stanford graduate, is now in medical school at the University of Pittsburgh and their son is a graduate of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Your Road Map for a Successful Journey, which details the entire college preparation and application process for a homeschooler.
The Common Application, which has been simplifying college applications sincehas rolled out a new version of its application, christened CA4, effective August Applicants planning to enter college as freshmen or transfer students in the fall of should be aware of these changes.
Homeschooling parents, take note, particularly if you have already worked with the Common App in previous years and are expecting it to be the same. Just What Is the Common Application?
If you are new to the college application circus, this is an entirely valid question that merits a bit of background.
Currently, more than colleges and universities are members.
Thus, students have a wide variety of choices, and submitting the Common App cuts down on the paperwork quite significantly.
In addition to answering the garden variety questions relating to personal and family information, extracurricular activities, and test scores, the student writes and submits one main application essay.
Individual colleges may require a supplementary portion to the application here's where the application becomes less simple than originally expectedin which the student answers college-specific questions. These may be as straightforward as listing the student's intended major or reporting whether any relatives are alumni of the institution, or as complicated as writing one or several additional essays.
The Changes, in Brief Here is a rundown of the changes: The site is now commonapp. Previous essay prompts have been completely revised, with a new enforced word limit and use of text-entry rather than document upload. The extracurricular short essay has been removed from the main application and moved to college-specific supplements on the Member Page.
The Home School Supplement form has been removed, as has the Arts Supplement and Athletic Supplement for these latter two supplements, information will be collected in other ways.
Additional information on school demographics is being requested within the School Report form.
An optional non-academic evaluation has been added. Here is more detail on these changes: First of all, the essay topics for the applicant's personal statement have changed significantly. Now, students choose one prompt from a set of five thought-provoking questions.
For the full list of prompts, see the Common Application site. And don't get too attached to these questions; they will be reviewed annually and may change.
The essay length limit enforcement is another new element. Previously, no firm upper limits on word counts were mandated, though students were asked to respond in words or less.
Because essays were uploaded rather than being typed into a text box, strict word counts could not easily be tracked.The five essay prompts on the ’14 Common Application ask students to describe different types of experiences or accomplishments that have shaped their lives, ranging from “an incident or time when you experienced failure” to “an event that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood.”.
The Common Application Board of Directors announced NEW essay topics for the Common Application, officially available August 1, Notably absent: the “Write Whatever You Want” choice, which saddens me, as this was the best topic for students to express their creativity, in .
CA4: The New Common Application for College Denise Boiko, 8/3/ Denise Boiko and her husband Ron homeschooled their two children from K Their daughter, a Stanford graduate, is now in medical school at the University of Pittsburgh and their son is a graduate of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
The exact word limit for the Common App essay has varied somewhat over the years, but the current range is words. You must stay within this length; in fact, the online application won't allow you to submit fewer than words or more than Hi!
I’m filling out my common app, but I’m not sure what I should include in the writing section that asks me to ‘briefly elaborate’ on one of the activities I included in the activity list.
6 Tips for the Common App Activities List. August 11, more space to explain their role in an activity may be able to include it in the additional information section on the Common App or they can integrate the information into their essay.