It drives me insane when I read a post/question where 99% of parents answering the question are misinformed. Many are making assumptions. Others are quoting their high school counselor or some admissions meeting they attended.
(NOTE: This is not to be confused with the Early Action (EA) applications! EA is a specific type of application selection for colleges that offer an early look and an earlier than regular decision notification of acceptance. EA is literally a checkbox on the application. For some colleges with EA applications they have a set period of time that they review those applications, thus even if it were an option to submit, let’s say during the summer, they won’t review it until that period of time comes.)
Most believe college applications open August 1.
The “common app” opens on August 1, but it only covers 1/3 of colleges, and those colleges also have their own applications. The common app is a convenience, not...