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New Common App Takes 'Common' to Absurd Extremes

Josh Stephens | Posted 10.02.2013 | College
Josh Stephens

Though the Common App would prefer to infantilize students at the very moment when they are supposed to be demonstrating their maturity, smart students will understand that the Common App can do nothing to prevent them from writing exactly the essays they want to write.

Look Out High School Juniors: Changes Are Coming to the Common App

Billy Wheelan | Posted 04.26.2013 | College
Billy Wheelan

Beginning August 1, 2013, students will no longer be able to select "topic of your choice" for their personal statement. Instead, students will choose from 4-5 new essay prompts that are set to change each year.