What is the Common Application?

What is the Common Application?

When it comes time to apply for college, students and parents alike are often taken by surprise at the amount of information required to complete the application process. Imagine multiplying that by many colleges in different states?

 

The Common Application seeks to streamline the process for students and colleges by being a one-stop shop. The Common Application partners with a diverse selection of more than 800 institutions across the country. So, one application literally gives you access to the admissions offices of hundreds of colleges.

 

Through the Common Application each student creates their own account to add and manage information used for each school they select. The online account allows the student to keep track of each school’s specific requirements and deadlines within the application process.

 

At the very least each school will require:

  • A high school transcript
  • A list of extracurricular activities, both in school and outside of school
  • Test scores and dates for SAT, SAT Subject Tests, and/or the ACT
  • Parent/Guardian information, such as employment, occupation and education

 

For more information on the Common Application, or to sign up, visit www.commonapp.org. For guidance on the Common Application and more information on how to organize and prepare for college testing and the application process, contact us here at KnowledgeWorx.

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About KnowledgeWorx

Meet Nagla Orlando, M.Ed.

Nagla Orlando, KnowledgeWorx founder, has worked with a diverse group of students, assisting each in confidently engaging in the college application process. Nagla approaches the college application process as a 25-year veteran California credentialed educator in Science (Biology, AP Biology, Anatomy and Physiology). In addition to teaching Nagla mentored thousands of students in interpersonal growth and leadership skills outside of the classroom. Nagla built KnowledgeWorx around her passion for helping students gain exposure to higher education and finding the best fit for students’ unique interests, abilities, personalities and goals.

 

With a singular focus, an engaging personality, and an intuitive ability to relate to students and parents, Nagla has the expertise to understand the individual, their needs and passions giving her the unique insight to objectively see each students strengths and potential.  Nagla helps you see yourself objectively rather than merely as a test score, GPA, or letter grade. When you are able to perceive yourself in this light you are able to communicate these attributes in your college application allowing an admissions officer to get a glimpse of your intellectual curiosity, tenacity, evidence of personal growth and excellence

 

Nagla’s Education and Professional Memberships:

California State University of Long Beach, BS, Human Health Science
California State University of Long Beach, Single Subject Teaching Credential
William Howard Taft University, M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction
University of California, San Diego, Certificate in College Counseling
National Association for College Admission Counseling
Western Association for College Admission Counseling
Higher Education Consultants Association
Independent Educational Consultants Association – Associate Member
 

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