Common Application

“Alison worked with my son to edit his main Common App essay, as well as supplemental essays specific to a school.  She was very thorough in her evaluation and suggestions for how he could improve and adjust what he had written.  I highly recommend Alison for any writing assistance your student may have.”

2016 Yelp Review from parent of Common App applicant

What is the Common App?

The Common Application is used by over 700 private colleges.  It offers five essay prompt questions.  Students select one and write a single 650-word essay on that topic.  This essay is submitted with the application to every private college on the student’s list.

Many schools require their own supplemental essays in addition to the Common App essay.  Lengths for these range from 150 to 350 to 650 word responses on a variety of topics relating to the student’s interests and reasons for applying.

The Common App is available August 1st and deadlines for college can range from December through February.

 

 

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Alison Cotter helps individuals tell their story. Whether it's a college application essay or a personal memoir, Alison guides her clients through the process of finding their story and getting it on paper.

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