Alternate Versions

<p>I read that to submit different essays to different colleges for the required common app essay, one must create alternate versions. How is this done?</p>

<p>It's actually very easily done. See link:</p>

<p><a href="https://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/Docs/AlternateVersionTechnologyFAQ.pdf%5B/url%5D"&gt;https://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/Docs/AlternateVersionTechnologyFAQ.pdf&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Is it allowed this year?</p>

<p><a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-essays/959566-2-important-questions-about-common-app-essay.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/college-essays/959566-2-important-questions-about-common-app-essay.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>Read post #5 and the accompanying link. It says that this is not allowed.</p>

<ol>
<li><p>You can create an alternative version of the common app, and change all the info you put on there</p></li>
<li><p>The common app, at least this year, EXPLICITLY forbids using multiple versions of the personal essays for different colleges</p></li>
</ol>