Common Application

The Brian Lehrer Show

When Applying to College, Write About "What Makes You Tick"

Friday, December 13, 2013

Are you going to spend your New Year's filing college applications? Jacques Steinberg offers advice for high school seniors, and their families, on getting the applications in on time and showing your stuff. His main tip for writing an essay is to really talk about "what makes you tick."

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New Common Application is Out

Thursday, August 01, 2013

The new common application for U.S. colleges and universities was released Thursday, updated to encourage a broader diversity of students to apply to college.

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New Essay Questions On College Applications

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

The online application program, know as the common app, has new essay questions for the first time in several years. They're meant to bring out personal stories, and help the students who may receive little counseling or support when it comes to applying to college.

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