Guide to using the Common Application
Students applying to colleges in the United States typically use the Common Application – often simply called “Common App” – as a convenient platform to apply simultaneously to multiple colleges. With the Common Application, applicants only need to send one single application to numerous colleges for separate consideration, saving time and effort on their end.
As Yale-NUS College will be a member of the Common Application from September 2012, you will be able to use the Common Application to apply to Yale-NUS College in either Round 1, 2 or 3.
Applying to Yale-NUS College Using the Common Application
To apply to Yale-NUS College using the Common Application, visit the Common Application website and create a Common Application account. Then, add Yale-NUS College to your ‘My Colleges’ list.
There are three main sections to the Common App:
- Application – this is a standardized segment, which will be used for other colleges as well, and includes:
- Personal Particulars
- Self-Reported Academic Scores
- Extracurricular Activities and Work Experience
- Personal Essay
- Supplements – this is unique to each college. To apply to Yale-NUS College, you have to complete the Yale-NUS College supplement, which includes:
- An Additional Essay
- Short-Answer Questions
- School Forms – to be completed by your teachers and a school official whom you will have to nominate:
- A Counselor Report
- Two Teacher Recommendations
For more information on the Common App, please refer to this list of FAQs on the Common App website.