Ready to Submit Your Common Application? Why You Should Preview it First!

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    You have filled in your biographical information, your educational information, and your academic information. You have uploaded your essays and filled out all of your activities and honors.  Ready to hit the submit button? Wait just one minute.

    Don’t forget to proofread. Proofread again. Then, have someone else proofread for you.

    Just when you feel like you can’t proofread it anymore, just when you feel that you are ready to hit that submit button, take one last step. Did you know the Common Application provides the opportunity to view a pdf of your completed application before it is submitted? Just click the pdf button at the top of the page and look through your work in this format.

    Once in a while, you may catch something you didn’t catch before. Viewing in this format will allow you to see if any of your sentences are being cut off (something that is difficult to view in the boxes in the application itself) and see how the application will actually look to an admissions officer. You will also be able to make sure that your essay ,and any additional information that you want to submit, was actually uploaded and see how it will appear as part of the application.

    When you hit the submit button, you can’t take it back. So, just make you have taken plenty of time to review it before sending it off.

     

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