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I made a beautiful transcript for my daughter using a spreadsheet. Now, I want to upload it onto the common app, but it will not upload any of the formats I can save it into. It wants things like Word! Is there any technical way around this or do I need to send my transcript by snail mail.
I found this CA post about the new "rollover" feature for application information. It gives a detailed explanation of what will save and what will need to be re-entered. http://www.commonapp.org/whats-appening/college-counseling/common-app-account-rollover In a nutshell, essays, answers to writing prompts and documents don't seem to save. Recommendations don't seem to rollover. (I'm not sure if the actual recommendation will still be there for assignment or if the whole thing will clear. To be safe, I'm telling my son to wait on CA recommendations until August.) Some colleges change their requirements from year to year, particularly with short writing prompts. So you might be able to get an idea of what they are looking for, but be prepared to adjust if necessary. I really like this change, because it lets a student do some of the tedious part of the application earlier in the summer. By August 1, our local high schools have been in session for a couple weeks. If you write the CA essay over the summer and wait to upload it, you could have the majority of your apps ready to go before September, this could remove a lot of stress from senior year.
I wanted to clarify a few things as I work on the CA today: In the student's workspace - Is the GPA ending date until the end of Jr Year since that is what the current GPA is based on? What do they want for: Highest grade/GPA in class? Indicate # of official transcripts: I just have one for ds but do I indicate two, if I'm uploading course descriptions as "2nd transcript"? I didn't know if the # indicated here is separate from the allowance of 4 transcripts. In the Homeschool supplement, where it asks for more info about philosophy, motivation etc, should I just state: "see attached school profile" or cut and paste the relevant sections. I managed to whittle down my course descriptions to under 500 KB (pdf) but if I add a footer it goes over. I am so sick of looking at this document...can I just attach it for the Common App without a footer or is that not appropriate. I am assuming that I cannot get to the Counselor letter part until the application is submitted. I'd like to work on that and be done with this part. I'm probably over thinking all this but any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
I am almost ready to pull the trigger on the Counselor part of the Common App. I have the school info, student info, homeschool supplement, transcripts, etc. done. When I preview the submission, the first page is a CA summary of the details submitted in the school profile section (demographics, grading policies, etc.) There is a line for "AP Curriculum" with no information listed. I have searched all through the fields and cannot find anything that I missed or anything relating to this field. I have answered questions about the total number of AP and honors courses. That information is filled in on the preview. I'm looking a couple lines further down. Did anyone else notice this? Any solutions?