Encore The Common App And Those Pesky Supplemental Essay Questions

July 29, 2020
Hosted by Dr. Cynthia Colón

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Working on the Common Application? Trying to figure out what to include in those pesky supplemental essays? I get it; they are a thorn in your side. Just when you think you are done with the application, you then notice the additional 1-4 supplemental questions. WHAT? You stare at the computer screen and you are back to square one. Yep. I know. Right? Those supplemental essay questions will take hours off of your life. In this episode I am breaking down the Common App, giving you my practical tips for the entire application. I also give you the 5 types of supplemental questions: Why Us, Why This Major, Personality Questions, Diversity/Inclusivity, and Special Circumstances. Hear the tips I offer for how to either repurpose an essay you have already written and/or how to tackle answering these supplemental questions. You do not want to miss this episode! Episode #36

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Dr. Cynthia Colón

Dr. Cynthia Colón

Using over 20 years experience, her book, Tips, Tales, & Truths for Teens, offers a practical road map for the college admission process. As the leading and trusted college admission expert, Dr. Cynthia Colón has been featured on KTLA, ABC, NBC, FOX 5, KCAL, WGN, WKRC, and in Latina Style.

Dr. Colón worked as an admission officer at Vassar College in New York and as a college counselor at an elite private school in Los Angeles. She has read thousands of applications and worked with over 800 students who have been admitted to top colleges – including Harvard, Yale, Cornell, Northwestern, USC, UCLA, UVA, and many more.

Dr. Colón is on a mission to help students, no matter their background, pave their way to the college of their choice. She serves as the perfect blend of Coach and Cheerleader!

Dr. Colón holds a BA from the Annenberg School of Communication at the USC, a MA in Higher Education Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Doctorate of Education from UCLA.

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Episode Directory

July 2020

  • 7/29/2020: Encore The Common App And Those Pesky Supplemental Essay Questions Listen Now
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