The Common Application is currently used across the country by prospective students applying to colleges; often it’s the basis of an application process for any given school, and individual colleges may have additional requirements. Each year, there are minor tweaks announced to the Common App, however, for the 2017-2018 academic year, there are some big changes that students and their parents should be aware of. These updates affect essays, high school transcripts, submission methods, etc. These are expected to be in effect beginning August 1, 2017. Read the full article here.