- Not all member colleges require the Common App essay. After a student selects colleges, a list appears indicating whether or not the essay is required.
- The dashboard now clearly shows if a college has writing supplements (Yay! These supplemental essays have been "hidden" before, making it hard to determine if there were additional writing requirements).
- There is now a "preview button" at the bottom of each page giving users a pdf that can be printed, but only after all questions on the page have been answered.
- There have been some changes to the essay questions.
Here are a few tips as you get started:
- on a PC, current versions of Chrome, Firefox and IE 10 (or higher) are supported. On a Mac, current versions of Chrome, Firefox and Safari 8 (or higher) are supported.