You are only required to answer questions that have an asterisk (*)
Common App will ask you to enter your email address and select a password. Please write this information down in a place where you will find it. I suggest creating a file for all information pertaining to your college applications.
Common App will now ask you to select a tab. Please select the Common App tab.
You must use your full legal name.
Please choose a home phone and cell phone number that you do not anticipate changing.
Common App will ask for your Social Security number. You only need to provide it if you will be applying for financial aid.
Some students may be eligible for a fee waiver based on financial need. Please check with your counselor to see if you are eligible.
To complete the information about your parents you will need:
Where they were born (country)
Level of Education (High School Diploma, Bachelors, Masters, etc.)
If your parent is deceased they will ask for the month and year he/she passed away.
Sibling Information Needed
Name, level of education, relationship to you
Education Section – you must use the Find your high school tool to locate your high school info.
Date of Entry
Enter your Counselor's name: Anne-Marie Flaherty, Beth McCarthy, Lyn Hostetler, Lisa Wilson
You should only fill "other school" section out only if you attended more than 1 high school!
The answer to this question should be zero, unless you had a person/organization help you complete this form that includes hiring a private counselor.
If you are graduating in 4 years you have not had an interruption in your schooling. If you are unsure please see your counselor.
If you have taken a course for college credit (dual enrollment at East Greenwich) or other college course you will complete this section.
To complete the section that starts with class rank reporting, follow the following information.
Class rank reporting: None
Cumulative GPA: is on your unofficial transcript
GPA Scale: 4.0
GPA Weighting: Weighted
Common App allow you to enter 10 classes. If you have more than 10 classes, please enter full year classes and then electives.
Course Title: Name of the class
AP if it is an advanced placement class
Honors if it is an honors class
Dual enrollment if you are paying to receive college credit
When in doubt please see your Counselor
This next section focuses on the academic achievements you received during your 3 years.
You are not required to report your test scores on Common App. Most schools ask you to send official scores from Collegeboard or ACT.
This is where you will list your activities. Student Council, yearbook, sports, jobs, etc.
Please write your essay in a word processing document. Check for errors. Remember to keep track of the word count as you are only allowed 650 words.
We will not be reporting on your disciplinary history at East Greenwich High School. You are responsible to be honest on this application. Failure to do so may result in an acceptance letter being withdrawn by the college.
The next step on the Common App is to search for 1 college to which you wish to apply.
Then click on the College Search Tab.
Once you have added a college, go to the My Colleges Tab.
You will then click on each college you want to add.
The most important part of your Common App is the following:
Check the Recommenders and FERPA Section.
This section allows Common App to send colleges your educational records online.
This section allows Common App to send colleges the information your high school has submitted on your Common App. Whether or not you waive your rights is a decision for you and your parent/guardian. Check with your Counselor if you have any questions about this section.
You will now invite your Counselor to submit your school information and your letter of recommendation. Your Counselor cannot access your Common App until you invite her. The invite must be submitted 2 weeks prior to your deadline. Failure to meet this deadline will result in your application not being completed on time.
You will now invite 1 (or more) teachers to submit your school information and your letter of recommendation. Your teacher cannot access your Common App until you invite him/her. The invite must be submitted 2 weeks prior to your deadline. Failure to meet this deadline will result in your application not being completed on time.