The process is explained in detail on the main instructions page of the student’s account.
Students should NOT use alternate versions to tailor essays to individual colleges. Because the essay is an uploaded document, the online system cannot enforce a word count.
Note that for the 2018-2019 cycle, the Common App for transfer essay prompt is "Please provide a statement that addresses your reasons for transferring and the objectives you hope to achieve." With the new Common App for transfer, the essay has moved from the "common" portion of the application.
In order to allow each college to choose whether or not to ask the essay question, the essay is now located in the Program Materials section for that college.
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Before you can submit your application, you’ll need to gather your materials.
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Browse our college profiles, and think about what you want in your prospective college.
Consequently, I asked Scott Anderson, the director of outreach at The Common Application, Inc., to field some of the issues that students often encounter.
Here are his answers: Students can create up to 10 versions of their application, but 97% of applicants generate three or fewer.