New Application Season, New Common Application Prompts, plus—Green Ivy Summer College Admissions Bootcamps!
by Ana Homayoun on
The Common Application recently announced it is changing many of its existing prompts for the 2017-2018 admissions year. Some of the prompts remain the same or have been modified to some extent, but entirely new questions have also been added, including one that allows students to submit an existing essay or create a prompt of their own. These changes were implemented primarily to allow a greater breadth of students from diverse backgrounds to more readily adapt their experiences to the Common Application and to “invite unencumbered discussions of character and community, identity, and aspiration.” While it is still very early in the application season for rising juniors to begin drafting their Common Application personal statements, it can be productive for students to review the questions now in order to start reflecting on what they might want to write about. As the season goes on, we will be posting more details, updates and tips on all aspects of the application process. For students interested in looking at some best practices now, this blog post is a great reference point.
Green Ivy also offers a fantastic four-day admissions bootcamp to jumpstart the application process before fall of senior year. During the workshop, we focus on developing the Common Application, the UC application, resumes, activity descriptions, and personal statements. Students are also given ample time to brainstorm topics and write personal statement drafts, while being guided through the key aspects of a strong application. Each session is limited to six students, features our holistic approach to the process, and is designed to create stellar college applications which reflect each individual student’s abilities, gifts, and talents.
Summer 2017 Green Ivy College Admissions Bootcamp dates: