Update: Read the latest tips for the 2016-17 Common App.
By now you have probably taken the first step and have created your account on the Common Application website. Congrats! But by now you probably also have come across a roadblock. While we certainly can’t eradicate all of the website’s technical difficulties, we are confident that the five additional Common App tips below will make the completion process a little easier.
6. It’s all in the family
So what do you do if your dad is a retired physician, or your mom is a pastry chef? While the application used to provide a place for students to enter their parents’ specific job titles, now you must select from one of 45 generic job fields, such as “business executive” and “semi-skilled worker.”