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A complete toolkit of tips and best practices designed to help your students complete their applications successfully and on time.
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Getting started
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Get to know the Common App and how the application works.

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Use these resources to help your students get acquainted with what the Common App is and how it works. They'll learn about unfamiliar terms, what international students need to know, and more. 

After viewing these slides, they’ll be able to:

  • Select the correct registration type for their Common App
  • Understand the Common App layout
  • Search for colleges and add them to the My Colleges list

 

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What is Common App for transfer?
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How Common App for Transfer Works
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Application Dictionary
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Common App for International Applicants
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¿Qué es Common App para transferencia?
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Cómo funciona Common App para traslados
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Diccionario de la aplicación
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Common App para postulantes internacionales
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Preparing your application
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Resources on getting organized and starting your application on the right track.

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There is a lot of information your students are asked to understand and complete in the Common App. This set of resources will help your students get organized and start the application process.

These resources will help students:

  • Understand what materials to gather in order to complete their application
  • Know how to check the specific application requirements for each college or university
  • Learn how to report standardized test scores in the application
  • Understand FERPA and how it impacts the application process
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Gather Your Materials
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Program Requirements Worksheet
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Reúna sus materiales
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Hoja de trabajo de requisitos del programa
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Telling your story
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Use the different features of the application to highlight what makes you unique.

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Whether your student is working on their essays or sharing their life and work experiences, these resources are here to help.

This resource will help students:

  • Understand how to help students tell colleges and universities more about who they are
  • Get tips for completing the college essays
  • Learn how to organize and brainstorm essay ideas and best practices for reducing stress ahead of application deadlines

 

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Approaching the Experiences Section
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Enfoque de la sección de experiencias
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Working with recommenders and advisors
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Learn how to find and communicate with your support network.

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Students don't go through the application process alone. There are counselors, teachers, and advisors that provide guidance and support along the way. These resources teach students about the support network they have and how to interact with their recommenders.

This resource will help students:

  • Understand the recommendation process
  • Learn how to find the strongest advocates and understand how they can provide support for their applications
  • Find out how to invite and assign teachers and recommenders within the Common App
  • Get tips and best practices for managing the recommendation process
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Understanding the Recommendation Process
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Comprender el proceso de recomendación
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Paying for college
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Learn about application fees, fee waivers, and how to find scholarships.

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The cost of college can be daunting. These resources will help teach students about fee waivers and the different scholarship options they have.

This resource will: 

  • Help students understand how to apply for financial aid and scholarships
  • Understand the difference between different types of financial assistance
  • Learn about application fees and fee waivers
  • Provide tips for finding scholarship opportunities
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Understanding Application Fees & Fee Waivers
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Entender los aranceles de solicitud y las exenciones de aranceles
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