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High school student visits the Common App website

Standing Out in the Common App and College Essays


Thursday, September 5
3pm ET



With over 1,000 colleges and universities available on the Common Application, most high school seniors will use the application to apply to the colleges on their list. While the Common App may seem straightforward, there are many tips you can use to showcase your best self when applying to college. In this webinar, IvyWise college admissions counselors will walk event attendees through each step of the Common App, including the activities section and the optional community disruption question, sharing their expert insight on how students can stand out to admissions officers when using the Common App.

IvyWise experts will also share tips on brainstorming essay topics, beginning the first draft, being mindful of word choice and tone, carefully editing the final essay, and using supplemental essays to demonstrate their interest in each college on their list.

There will be a live Q&A session following their presentation, allowing attendees to have their questions about college admissions answered directly by IvyWise experts.

We will provide all registrants with a link to the recording of the webinar after the event.

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Former Assistant Director of Admissions at Duke University

Former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at MIT

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