Update: Read the latest tips for the 2017-18 Common App.
Welcome back! For those of you who have already begun the process of completing your Common App, I hope you’re not encountering too many difficulties. Just think, in a few months, your college application will be finished and in the hands of dedicated admissions officers who will be hard at work, crafting the Class of 2019! But for now, let’s get back to the nuts and bolts of completing your Common App.
Common App: Testing Page
Tests Taken: We received so many questions from students regarding this section of the application last year. Students who were planning on utilizing Score Choice were reluctant to complete this section as they were worried it might “look bad” if it was left it blank. Other students wanted to report just ACT scores (and not SAT scores), but were concerned colleges might accuse them of not truthfully answering the question. If you read the directions carefully, you’ll note that the Common App instructs students to “indicate all tests you wish to report.”