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Common application?

OregonNerdOregonNerd 35 replies18 postsRegistered User Junior Member
edited January 2014 in College Essays
Do all private schools accept the common application? I'm applying to a private Christian college and they have an application online. What one should I use?
edited January 2014
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  • halcyonheatherhalcyonheather 8775 replies212 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    They should say whether they use the Common App. They may also have a supplement.
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  • txie2014txie2014 23 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    Most schools now accept common app. They should have info available on their websites
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  • SplashofScienceSplashofScience 105 replies3 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    There are plenty of private schools that don't take the Common App. You may want to check the common app member list (find it on their website) and then dig around your school's application page to see if they take the Common App as a substitute, etc.
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  • tiaramtiaram 340 replies30 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    What schools use this?
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  • lexap123lexap123 45 replies10 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    https://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/Members.aspx here is the link to all colleges (public/private) that accept Common App
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  • tiaramtiaram 340 replies30 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Do we pay a common fee?
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  • lexap123lexap123 45 replies10 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    No, each school has an individual fee.
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  • tiaramtiaram 340 replies30 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    So what is the point of a common app?
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  • tshuskertshusker 81 replies13 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Simple answer: Check the school's website. If they have their own application, use theirs.
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  • soochowsoochow 43 replies13 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    ^^ good ideas!
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  • Crystal31Crystal31 327 replies12 postsRegistered User Member
  • fallingup39fallingup39 14 replies5 postsRegistered User New Member
    The common app isn't for all schools, it's just an easy application for schools that choose to participate in it. For this reason most of them do use it, but some don't. Check your school's website.
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  • cheesetothepowercheesetothepower 3 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    Not even all public schools use the common app, but most if not all the major competitive schools–Ivy League schools, the major state schools, easy to get into schools, and schools just about everywhere in-between. It doesn't cost money to open an online account with the common app and fill it out, but to send it to colleges. Keep a running tab of what schools you're thinking about applying to, and when you're ready to start applying, open up an account and search from the list. Please open it if not the August before you start school, sometime in the first week. The application doesn't take all too long, but depending on what the prompts are when you apply, it could take weeks to craft and perfect. Many schools also require you to write essays in addition to the one you have on the common app, which may take a while. They'll show up on your account though and you can send them in through it.
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  • ilse93ilse93 2 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    edited February 2014
    There is this great website, ****, which allows students to see the profiles of recent high school graduates who are now in college. Put in short, AdmitSee grants you access to a college consultant’s file cabinets. You should definitely check it out! There is a lot of useful information on the profiles such as SAT/ACT scores, essays, extracurricular activities, advice, etc.
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