Over 1,000 colleges are members of Common App. After gathering the materials, creating an account, and adding the colleges to which they are applying, students can use Common App to submit college applications.
Recently, IECA, a not-for-profit professional association representing experienced independent educational consultants, designed a free resource called AXS Companion in collaboration with Oregon State University. The resource is designed to guide students through Common App as a side-by-side companion. AXS Companion aligns directly (section by section) with Common App, providing explanatory videos and helpful tips. It leads students through Common App in the same manner as independent educational consultants guide individual students, and it’s absolutely free!
AXS Companion includes a written introduction to each section of Common App and provides a corresponding estimate of the time required to complete the section. Students just open AXS Companion alongside Common App, and it’s like having a personal consultant guiding them through the application process. Additional professionally recommended resources are provided throughout AXS Companion, revealing further higher education insight and advice from admissions officers, writing professionals, and college affordability specialists.