Update: Read the latest tips for the 2017-18 Common App.
It’s that time of the year again! High school seniors are trading sun tan lotion for history books; summer jobs for sports practice; and extra-long hours of sleeping in for extra early homerooms. But there’s one other major transition on the horizon for many high school seniors: college—and the college applications that go with it. Over the next three weeks, we will be taking an in-depth look at the Common Application in order to bring you our best suggestions for creating standout applications. This week, we invite you to discover our top tips for filling out the Profile and Activities page of the Common App. Ready to get started?