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Common Application Refresh - July 27th

It is that time of year when summer ends, especially for families in the South! Regardless of where you live, the Common Application refreshes every year. Common Application will begin to refresh its system in just a few weeks, and the application will be closed during this time. Don't worry. It is unlikely that any of your work on the Common App Tab will be deleted, but to be safe; please print or save that information. Watch this 1-minute video from Wendy Williams regarding the rollover.


Seniors, What can you do during this time?


While the system will be down until August 1st, Williams Educational suggests that students remain productive by preparing for their upcoming application season:

  • Research over 1,000 unique colleges and universities that accept the Common App.

  • Continue working on your personal statement for the Common App Essay. What are the prompts for your year? Check them out here - 2023-2024 essay prompts

  • Be sure to complete any assignment from your counselor, like creating your resume, brag sheets, teacher recommendations, etc.

  • Research scholarships and connect with the financial aid office at your colleges of interest.

  • Plan for fall visits to any schools that you would like to visit.

  • Connect with your Consultant at Williams Educational and plan your fall meetings!

Please let me know if you have any questions.


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