Can I Revise the Common App Essay? Yup.

Should I revise or shouldn't I?

The answer is yes! You CAN revise the Common App essay for any colleges you have not yet submitted it to. Which means you cannot revise the essay if you’ve been deferred in an application.

As thousands of college applicants and their families prepare to hear from first-choice institutions to which they’ve applied ED or Restricted Early Action, it’s a good idea to think about what lies ahead.

Some students will get YES’s, many will get NO’s, and others will get MAYBE’s, AKA Deferrals.

If you’re in the NO or MAYBE category, you will need to keep applying to other institutions. As you do, you might want to see whether your Common Application essay could benefit from being revised. You ARE permitted to write a new one for additional colleges. You CANNOT submit the revised essay to a college you’ve already applied to.

You might also want to revisit your Activities List, Honors list, or any supplementary materials, including the optional COVID essay.

If you would like me to review your application and see whether it might benefit from a revision based on the colleges you’re applying to and your record, please shoot me an email or call me: ~~~~ 1-855-99-ESSAY

Why Work with an Essay Coach? Here’s a hint.

If you are at another point in your application journey and need to write essays, please see my recent articles, including why I love this year’s Common App essay prompts, “The College Admissions Essay Prompts Are Your Friends”  and “A Great College Essay: Wanna Write One?”

Click here to learn what students and parents say about working with me. To learn more about my values as a college admissions essay coach, please click here. And if you’re interested, I can help with college selection.

In case you can’t tell already, I love to write and to help students with their college applications essays and applications.

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