College Admissions

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2021 – 2022 Common App Essay Topics

The 2021 Common App opens August 1, which means it’s time to pick and begin writing your 2021-2022 Common App Essay! This year, there’s a new Common App essay topic that reflects the change the worlds experienced in the last year. In this post, we’re discussing this new essay topic as well as the existing topics, and how to pick which Common App Essay topic to write.

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How Important are Junior Year Grades?

College admissions officers look at a variety of criteria when evaluating your college application: your SAT or ACT score, your high school GPA, and your extracurricular activities. They also take a look at your high school transcript. But how important are your high school grades, in particular your junior year grades, for college admissions?