Common App Update 11/14

Post date: Nov 14, 2013 9:26:40 AM

Help Center Maintenance. The Help Center will undergo a planned maintenance outage from 9PM ET Saturday 11/16 until 3AM ET Sunday 11/17. During that time, visitors to the Applicant and Recommender Help Centers will see a web page instructing them to contact us by email. Despite the outage, the support team will be staffed 24/7 as normal and will be responding to all inquiries.

Student Tip of the Day. Applying to a test-optional school? Here's a tip on how to manage your scores.

Student Tip of the Day #1. The Testing section of the application asks, "Do you wish to self-report standardized test scores?" Students should answer Yes to this question if they wish to report any of the following scores: ACT, SAT/SAT Subject, AP, IB, TOEFL, PTE Academic, and IELTS.

Student Tip of the Day #2. Because the Activities section contains no required questions, it defaults to green check status. We encourage you to advise your students to review their application carefully before submitting to ensure that this important section is completely to their satisfactio