Common App 2023-24 is Here: Guidance for Parents of High School Students in the Class of 2024

Welcome, parents of high school students in the Class of 2024! As the CEO of Strategic Admissions Advice, I am thrilled to share some exciting news with you. August 1st has passed which marks a significant milestone in the college admissions process: the “rollover” of the Common Application. This event paves the way for students to start applying to colleges and universities.

In this week’s blog post, we will discuss the importance of this date, provide valuable insights, and offer guidance on how to navigate this crucial period successfully. As you embark on this journey with your child, remember that Strategic Admissions Advice is here to support you every step of the way. Let's dive in!


The Significance of August 1st in College Admissions
August 1st is more than just another date on the calendar—it holds great significance in the world of college admissions. On this day, the Common Application rolls over, allowing students to explore supplemental essays and learn which colleges are accepting applications. While it's crucial not to rush, this event signals the beginning of a new chapter. Colleges gear up for the upcoming fall season, and as a result, it becomes a busy time for Strategic Admissions Advice. Our mission is to ensure that students complete the Common Application accurately and showcase their extracurricular activities and achievements effectively.

Preparing for a Successful Application Season

August is a month filled with anticipation and excitement. As your family enjoys the remaining days of summer vacation, it's essential to start planning for the college application season. At Strategic Admissions Advice, we understand the importance of a well-crafted strategy, a thoughtful college list, and compelling essays. These elements will shape your child's journey toward college acceptance.

We encourage you to schedule a free Discovery Call with us to gain a deeper understanding of the steps involved and to ensure that you don't miss any critical deadlines. Our team is here to guide you and provide the support you need.

Gaining the Competitive Edge

The college admissions landscape is constantly evolving, making it essential for parents and students to stay ahead of the game. For those of you who have younger students, this is an excellent opportunity to learn from the experiences of seniors and juniors. Familiarize yourselves with the changes taking place and equip yourselves with knowledge early on.

Strategic Admissions Advice is dedicated to helping students of all grade levels succeed in the college admissions process. We believe that a solid strategy, a well-researched college list, and a standout essay can make a world of difference. By focusing on these areas, your child will gain a competitive edge.

Here are some additional tips for parents such as yourself better tackle this process: 

  • Start early. The college application process can be daunting, so it's important to start early. This will give you and your child plenty of time to research colleges, write essays, and gather all the necessary materials.
  • Be organized. The college application process can be overwhelming, so it's important to be organized. Create a checklist of all the tasks you need to complete and keep track of your progress.
  • Get help. If you need help with the college application process, don't hesitate to get help. There are many resources available, including college counselors, admissions consultants, and online tools.
  • Stay positive. The college application process can be stressful, but it's important to stay positive. Remember that you're not alone in this process and that there are many great colleges out there that will be lucky to have your child.

Let's make this application season extraordinary! Contact us today and let's embark on this transformative journey together. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Good luck to your child in the college admissions process!

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