Thursday, August 1 is a big day: The Common Application Website opens for registration and private colleges begin to post their supplementary essay questions. It’s a good idea to go ahead and register on the site as soon as possible on or after this day.
Watch a demo video that explains how to register for the Common Application.
During the next several months your high school senior will be required to keep several different passwords to access applications and websites. You’ll want to keep all these passwords in a safe yet accessible place, perhaps a password protected file on your home computer, or you might even record each password in a small address book.
August is also a good time to begin drafting college application essays, particularly the Common Application Essay and the University of California prompts.
I’m offering several Peninsula Young Writers College Essay Writing Workshops in the upcoming weeks on the dates below. If these dates don’t work for your senior’s calendar, I’m happy to schedule another workshop at a mutually convenient date for four or more students:
Thursday, August 1, 7-9:30 pm
Wednesday, August 21, 7-9:30 pm
Tuesday, September 10, 7-9:30 pm
Saturday, September 21, 10 am – 12:30 pm
Tuesday, October 1, 7-9:30 pm
Find more details about the workshops and individual consultations on the Peninsula Young Writers' Website.
Enjoy the remaining weeks of summer!