Common Application

Understanding the Common Black College Application (CBCA)

Understanding the Common Black College Application (CBCA)

By Marisa Herrera / 06/14/2024

The Common Black College Application (CBCA) is a one-stop shop for African American students seeking to attend historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The CBCA streamlines the college application process by allowing students to submit one application to multiple HBCUs, thus saving time and effort. Recruiting talented students The CBCA helps provide a broader pool…

Can you use the same Common Application Essay when Reapplying

Can you use the same Common Application Essay when Reapplying?

By Alexis Colbert / 05/17/2024

So you applied to college before and did not get your desired results. With a fully completed application under your belt, you may ask yourself, how much of the application do you really need to complete all over again? Will an admissions office be able to tell if you are re-applying?  Yes, most applications ask…

Common college application mistakes and how to avoid them

Common College Application Mistakes

By Jessica Sibbing / 04/19/2024

And How to Avoid Them As application season approaches, it is important to know how to avoid common college admission mistakes to ensure your application stands out from the crowd. With the college landscape becoming increasingly competitive with application numbers skyrocketing it is imperative to be conscious of best admission practices, employ a detailed-oriented approach…

Common Application 101 - What you need to know

Common Application 101

By Alexis Colbert / 02/26/2024

As you approach your senior year of college you begin preparations for college application season. You may tour multiple campuses over the summer or watch video upon video on the application process. The first question to address on this journey is what is the Common Application? With multiple application deadlines throughout the fall and winter…

Common Application Personal Statement

Essays That Work: How to Write a Strong Common App Personal Statement

By Adrienne Gilbert / 01/26/2024

As a writer myself, I have always loved the art of storytelling. When executed well, stories have not just the power of capturing a reader’s attention and imparting knowledge, but they often also leave a lasting impression on their readers – which, when you think of a college application, is exactly what you want to…