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The Ultimate Guide to the Common App

UPDATED May 2021. Get practical tips and exclusive access to example essays from a current Harvard undergrad.
Andrew Yun
37 students enrolled
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Exclusive access to a current Harvard student's admission essays, paragraph answers, and extracurricular details.
A comprehensive overview of the Common App, its structure and purpose.
Straightforward answers to frequently asked questions by applicants.
A ranked list of the most important aspects of a successful Common App.
How to craft an application strategy that maximizes the chance of acceptance at top-tier US colleges.
Detailed know-hows of how to ask for recommendation letters from teachers.
Step-by-step walkthrough of the Common Application through screencast.
Specific tips on writing focused and impactful college admissions essays and personal statements.

Don’t spend $10,000+ for college application consultants and counsellors, when the most reliable and practical resource for help is a current student who has recently gone through the process himself.

The Ultimate Guide to the Common App is the most up-to-date and practical course on Common App preparation available on Udemy. Taught by a current Harvard student who was also accepted to Stanford and Princeton, this course is your one-stop-shop to answer all your questions and worries about filling out the Common App. It goes over everything from the big-picture timeline of the process, all the way to how you can ask for teacher recommendations and what to focus on when writing your Common App essay. The course includes concrete examples, like a sample common app essay and sample paragraph answers, which exemplify the tips given by the video walk-throughs.

And if there is something missing, just let Andrew know through email! Andrew will reply to emails about course inquiries within 72 hours, and will incorporate all constructive feedback as he continues to update the course. Current students: watch out for a new set of videos dealing with commonly asked questions from enrolled students.

Welcome to this course, and thank you for enrolling! Best of luck on your road to your dream college/university!

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