Common App Adds COVID-19 Question

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From the Common Application Website:  https://www.commonapp.org/blog/COVID-19-question-common-app
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives and postsecondary plans for many students. We want to reduce anxiety for applicants affected by these events and provide them with a way to share their experience with colleges and universities.

Next year, on the 2020-2021 application, Common App will provide students who need it with a dedicated space ...

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SAT and ACT Covid-19 Updates

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Hi Everyone,

I hope that you are healthy and managing during this unprecedented crisis.  As we move forward towards summer and the beginning of the application season, there are still many unknowns about standardized testing.  Many colleges are offering a test-optional pathway for the high school class of 2021.  However, many students are still intending to take the tests.  Here is the latest information regarding test cancellations due to Covid-19 from the CollegeBoard and ACT websites.  Schedule an appointment with Christine ...

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Common App Essay Prompts Remain Unchanged for 2020-2021

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https://www.commonapp.org/apply/essay-prompts

Common App has announced that the 2020-2021 essay prompts will remain the same as the 2019–2020 essay prompts.

1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, please share your story.

2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, ...

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Common Application Prompts Remain Unchanged for the 2019-2020 Season

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2019-2020 Common App Essay Prompts

The Common Application has announced that the 2019-2020 essay prompts will remain the same as the 2018-2019 essay prompts. Based on extensive counselor feedback, the existing essay prompts provide great flexibility for applicants to tell their unique stories in their own voice. Retaining the essay prompts provides the added benefit of consistency for students, counselors, ...

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The Coalition Application Essay Prompts to Remain the Same for 2018-19

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Good news!  Like the Common Application, the Coalition Application Essay Prompts will remain the same for the 2018-19 cycle.  Here they are:

http://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/essays.html

Coalition Essays

You can start working on these essays at any time and save drafts in your Locker! While there is no perfect length for an essay, we recommend that you stay with 500 to 550 words. For more information on specific application requirements, please consult the website for each institution to which you are applying, as requirements often ...

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The Common Application Essay Prompts Remain Unchanged for 2018-19

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Good news!  The Common Application announced last week that the prompts for 2018-19 will remain the same as last year.  Juniors can begin pondering their main essay ideas and get a head start on the writing process.  Here is the email from the Common App Team:

The Common Application has announced that the 2018-2019 personal essay writing prompts will be the same as the seven 2017-2018 essay prompts. By conducting a review process every other year, rather than annually, we can ...

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College Application Launch Dates – Get the help you need!

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3-2-1, LAUNCH!  It’s time to start working on fall 2015 college applications!  Get the help you need and attend an “Application Launch” session this month!

My Best College Plan Counseling “Application Launch” Meeting Dates:

1. Saturday, August 9th, 10:30am – 11:30am, Petaluma

2. Monday, August 11th, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, Petaluma

3. Wednesday, August 13th, 7:00pm – 8:00pm, Petaluma

4. Sunday, August 17th, 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Petaluma

5. Sunday, August 24th, 3:00 – 4:00pm, Petaluma
Rsvp required, please. ...

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