The super-duper early birds among you will have noticed that the 2017-18 Common App went live late Monday night, and if you had created an account or even started working on it before it went "dark" in July for the refresh, your information should still be there.
Our team at Inline has been squirreled away updating our advice and hints and worksheets and samples and other expert goodies to reflect the changes from last year's Common App, including some new essay topics.
One important thing to know about is that the truly common part of the Common App is ready to go (when you're logged into your Common App account, that's the tab called "Common App").
Participating colleges will roll out their individual "supplements" in the Common App on their own schedules, and some of them take their sweet time. So don't panic if you don't see the supplements for your target schools popping up yet, or if they're not all showing up at the same time. We're keeping an eye on the roll-out of the various supplements so that the Inline advice is up to date.
If you're a junior or senior in high school, it's not too early to take a look.
We hope your application season is off to a good start!
Anna Ivey is one of the founders of Inline. An experienced admissions consultant and a frequently cited media expert on the topic of college admissions, she is also co-author of the college admissions bible How to Prepare a Standout College Application. Learn more about Anna's background here.