- Wendy Williams
Escape The Heat & Start Application Season Indoors!
Summer is an excellent time for students to work on their college applications. Below are suggestions for the Class of 2023 in hopes of helping you and your student launch the application process:
The Common Application - is referred to as the Common App, and is used to help prospective college students apply to multiple institutions. With over 900 members, the Common App is a great place to start the application process. If you have not created your account yet, do so today! The Common Application has a section called "Common App," where students need to complete information regarding Profile, Family, Education, Testing, Activities, Writing, Courses and Grades. All Common App schools receive this section. Students can complete these sections before the rollover on August 1st.
COUNSELOR TIP: Create your account using an email that you regularly check! Students should complete as much as possible before August 1st because supplemental college essays will be released between August and September. (This means more work!) These supplements are college essays requested explicitly by the individual institution.
Writing Tab -The Common App released its writing prompts in early January 2022. Students choose one prompt to write about in their college application. The essay prompts for the 2022-2023 Common Application can be found here.
COUNSELOR TIP: Write your topic on a subject that would make you proud in five years. Topics do not need to be earth shattering often simple topics are perfect, For advice and individual support, seek out Williams Educational.
The University of Georgia: UGA is a popular institution in the Peach State! Recently, for updated information about the Class of 2023, read and subscribe to their blog.
The supplemental essay will remain the same for the Class of 2023:
"The college admissions process can create anxiety. In an attempt to make it less stressful, please tell us an interesting or amusing story about yourself from your high school years that you have not already shared in your application."
COUNSELOR TIP: Check out the University of Georgia's blog to read an example of an essay. Remember that simplicity can often be unique and creative. If GA Tech follows the same path as UGA and keeps its supplemental essay the same, it will require students to write a short essay in 200-300 words: "Why do you want to study your chosen major specifically at Georgia Tech?" Even if Tech decides to change this question for the upcoming season, students should take time to write an answer to the above question for all prospective schools! This question is beneficial for students to think beyond location and ranking to discover why they choose to study on campus!