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Custom Common Application for Early Action College?

Question: I am going to use Common Application for my Early Action college. My advisor told me it is better to write an essay addressed to that particular school. However, the Common App only allows me to submit one essay for all the colleges. How can I solve this problem using the Common App? Can I submit my EA essay first and then change it during regular decision?

Yes, you CAN submit different versions of the Common Application, if you so choose. (A small hassle yet definitely do-able.) But doesn't your EA school have a supplement? If so, are there essays in the supplement (or short-answer responses) that address (or indicate) your interest in that particular college or are otherwise school-specific?

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