Update: Read the latest tips for the 2016-17 Common App.
Your personal statement in your college application is complete and your activities page looks flawless. Now it’s time to turn your attention to the “My Colleges” tab and submit your Common Application!
My Colleges: Writing Supplements
So here’s my biggest pet peeve with the Common App this year. The school writing supplements can be anywhere! While some colleges don’t require any additional essays (such as Fordham, Ithaca, or Middlebury), many colleges do. To access those supplements, you’ll need to head over to the “My Colleges” tab. Click on the name of a school (see the Hampshire example below). In the left hand menu, if you see a “Writing Supplement” heading with “Questions” listed below it, some kind of additional writing is required.