Oct. 20, 2013 UPDATE: This post refers to the 2011-12 Common App. A brand new interface, introduced August 1, 2013 has rendered some of this information out of date. The 2013-14 Common App has proven to be buggy and unpredictable. See Got Common App problems? Here’s what we’re trying for updated information for the new Common App.
Recently I wrote: Found a Mistake on the Common App After Submission? No Correcting It.
Fortunately, two readers commented with instructions on how to do just that: Correcting Myself… On Correcting the Common App.
Mod Squad Pete, working through regular admissions applications, just updated and corrected his Common App after it had been submitted to three colleges for Early Action.
Estimated time to create new Common App? “About three minutes.”
Ease of creating new Common App? “Easy.”
Did you have to upload the Common App essays again? “Nope. All the information is there, same as before. But now it’s not grayed-out in the new version, so you can make changes.”
Also: “You can toggle back and forth between the original and the new version to move colleges from one to the other.”
Glad that’s done.
- The Common App Threat (collegevideos.wordpress.com)
- Still Working on College Application Essays? (drstrangecollege.wordpress.com)