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Common application

Could anyone show me a link or sample of a completed common application? I would like to see how exactly they work especially when doing IB

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Well, here is where you can get an account to use the common app:
[url="https://app.commonapp.org/application/applicantlogin.aspx?d=1208576317186"]https://app.commonapp.org/application/appli...d=1208576317186[/url]

And here is an image of the 2004 one (though it may be a bit hard to read):
[url="http://www.planetpdf.com/planetpdf/images/common2004_app.gif"]http://www.planetpdf.com/planetpdf/images/common2004_app.gif[/url]

Basically, the common app requires your SAT/ACT scores, courses, grades, extracurriculars, community service, and has some personal essay prompts, etc. It's very helpful in cutting down on paperwork, and I know someone that got in UPenn with it and someone that got into Harvard using it!
Anyway, it's not especially important to know the format of college applications just yet, so I wouldn't stress about it that much. Good luck in your college search though! :yes:

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Don't forget that you will probably have to do additional essays and such for each individual college.

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Yes, definitely do not underestimate the supplements- the time it takes to write all of them adds up quite quickly. The common app itself isn't too bad.

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[quote name='kc4293' post='17352' date='May 28 2008, 02:01 AM']Yes, definitely do not underestimate the supplements- the time it takes to write all of them adds up quite quickly. The common app itself isn't too bad.[/quote]

Also realize that there are a still a bunch universities that don't take the common application. Some universities also claim that they prefer to see their own applications being used because it shows consideration, time, and effort on the part of the student (because they took the time to fill out individual applications - dont ask, complete BS to me....)

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