In this issue
- Online application forms for US colleges go live on 1st August
- Two ways of applying: Common App and Coalition for College
- Tips and resources for students, teachers and recommenders
Online application forms for US colleges go live on 1st August
- Gather materials – the information you’ll need to complete your applications.
- Create an account – get started at any time.
- Add colleges – start building your My Colleges list.
- Engage supporters – collaborate with teachers, parents and advisors.
- Understanding requirements – keep track of each college’s unique application requirements.
- Plan essays – organise and plan for the various writing prompts.
- Submit your application – review and submit your application.
- Getting started – getting to know the Common App and how the application works.
- Preparing your application* – resources on getting organised and starting your application on the right track.
- Telling your story – use the different features of the application to highlight what makes you unique.
- Working with recommenders and advisors – learning how to find and communicate with your support network.
- Paying for college – learn about application fees, fee waivers, and how to find scholarships. (Also see the sections on financial aid in the February 2022 edition of this newsletter).
- Students sitting A levels in England only
- Students in England sitting a combination of AS and A level exams
- Northern Irish A level students
- Welsh A level students
- Students in Scotland
- IB students
- Get started – create an account to begin completing recommender forms in the Common App.
- Learn about the system – take a tour and learn more about how the system works.
- Complete forms – learn what information you’ll be asked to provide about your students.
- Recommendation letters – get tips and best practices on how to do it right.
- Submit forms – learn how you can submit forms and how they get to colleges.
- an internship or work experience in an area related to your potential future career
- community service or other extracurricular activity that you have set up through your own initiative
- a mini research project related to an area of interest, again that you have set up through your own initiative
- a masterclass at a local university in a subject that interests you