The Common Application opened up for the new school year on August 1, so, rising high school seniors, you can apply for college.

Right.

Now.

Not quite ready to give up the lazy beach days of summer in favor of submitting college applications? That’s OK. No need to pull the trigger quite yet. But you should at least begin to think about how you’re going to manage the college application process over the coming weeks. Consider how you can approach this process efficiently in order to maximize your chances of success.

One tool to help you save time and energy on college application is the Common Application, often referred to as the Common App. But what exactly is the Common App? Find out from former Reed College admission officer Ian Fisher in the latest installment of the video series, Ask the College Admissions Expert. Tune in to learn what the Common Application is and how it can help you manage your college application process.

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Written by Ian Fisher
Ian Fisher is an experienced educational consultant, part of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Ian received his master’s in policy, organization, and leadership studies from the Stanford Graduate School of Education. Prior to joining College Coach, Ian worked as a senior admissions officer at Reed College.