The Common Application in Numbers
0: The names of colleges that other colleges can see you’ve applied to (if a college specifically asks this question, you are not required to answer)
1: The number of times you can submit an application to a particular school (once you’ve submitted, you cannot make revisions for that school)
2: The number of times you can revise your essay after submitting it the first time
3: The maximum number of essay versions you may create
5: The number of 2015-2016 Common Application essay prompts
5: The maximum number of ACT test sittings you can report
5: The maximum number of siblings you can report
5: The maximum number of “Honors” you can report
5: The maximum number of higher education institutions you are permitted to report each parent as having attended
6: The maximum number of AP Test Scores you can report (you can include additional scores and planned test dates in the Additional Information section)
7: The maximum number of senior year high school courses you can report
8: The fewest number of characters allowed in your password, which also must include at least one uppercase and lowercase character.
10: The maximum number of activities you can include (you can add more in the Additional Information area of the writing section)
20: The number of schools you may apply to via the Common Application
50: The number of characters allowed for the name of the organization and your position/ leadership role for each activity you describe.
150: The number of characters allowed for the description of each activity and your accomplishments for that activity.
500+: The number of member schools who accept the Common Application
650: The maximum number of words for your essay (aka personal statement)
Infinity: the number of times you can revise your application prior to submission to the first school. Also the number of times you can correct mistakes and make changes prior to submitting to the next school (not including the essay).
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