A step-by-step guide for students completing the 2014-15 Common Application for US Colleges. Gives specific guidance for creating a strategic plan, choosing colleges and completing each section of the Common App including the core essay, activities page, additional information and writing supplements. Includes directions for creating a compelling and effective application for each college, requesting letters of recommendation, and maximizing activities page to demonstrate "fit". A must-have companion for students as they complete each section of the Common Application. Students who have completed the workshop on which this book is based have a 93% acceptance rate and have been accepted to UPenn, OSU, Lafayette, University of Rochester, UW, Univ. of Washington St. Louis, UC Berkeley, UA, Delaware, Boston University, Villanova, UVM, Drexell, Northeastern, LSE, RIT, Cornell, and more... Watch our book promo video "Conquer the Common App in 8 Minutes" on You Tube.