What does the Common App require?

What does the Common App require?

The Common App asks transfer students to list any college or university attended, dates of enrollment, college coursework completed and GPA. An essay for transfer students is also required. Common App updated the transfer essay requirement last year, making the question prompts the same as for first-time applicants.

What is required in the Common Application for college?

The Common Application is a single online college application form used by over 900 colleges and universities. Instead of filling out the same general information—like your address, GPA, and extracurriculars— a dozen times, you only have to do it once.

What are the requirements for the Common App essay?

The exact word limit for the Common App essay has varied somewhat over the years, but the current range is 250-650 words. You must stay within this length; in fact, the online application won’t allow you to submit fewer than 250 words or more than 650.

What GPA should I put on Common App?

If you have the option to put an unweighted or a weighted GPA on your college application, you can really put either one. One is not better than the other. The only rule of thumb is to report the GPA that is higher and that makes you look like a better student.

Should I use my school email for Common App?

First and foremost, you’ll want to make sure the email address is appropriate. “[email protected]” is not the best option when applying to a college. You could use your high school email address, but this might not be ideal if it has multiple spam filters or doesn’t allow outside emails to be received.

Does the Common App require letters of recommendation?

The letter of recommendation is only required for a holistic review. You only need to submit one letter of recommendation. If you do not submit the letter of recommendation, you will be reviewed on academic merit only.

Can you submit Common App without essay?

Even if a college does NOT require the Personal Essay, you may opt to submit it to that college. You are allowed unlimited edits to the essay after your first application submission.

Is a 3.8 weighted GPA good?

So, is a 3.8 GPA good? The average GPA achieved by high school students is 3.0. If you achieve a 3.8 GPA, your grades are likely above many of your peers. However, classing a 3.8 GPA as “good” depends on your chosen colleges and the difficulty of your courses.

Do I have to put both parents on Common App?

The Common Application asks some other demographic information about your parents, but only requires you to include their marital status relative to each other and with whom you make your permanent home.

What schools dont accept Common App?

Which Colleges Do NOT Accept the Coalition or Common App?

  • Brigham Young University.
  • California State University system.
  • Georgetown.
  • Loyola University Chicago.
  • MIT.
  • United States Military Academy (West Point)
  • United States Naval Academy.
  • University of California system (including UCLA and UC Berkeley)

Do you have to write all 7 essays for Common App?

Write only one essay (plus any supplements). You’ll submit one essay through the Common Application for all your schools. Some colleges may ask you to also answer a few supplemental questions. Check out the 2018-2019 Common App essay prompts now so you can start strategizing!