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Common Application FAQs

Where can I find the Common Application?

www.commonapp.org 


When can I begin my common application?
The newest version of Common App is launched each year on August 1st.

Who should I list as my counselor (on School Forms and in the "invite school official" sections)?
Every senior will list their COLLEGE counselor on the Common App, wherever you see "Counselor" listed, rather than your guidance counselor. This will help to streamline all college related correspondence through the college office.


Homerooms A - H, & JA
Ms. Jeaurel Wilson
jwilson14@schools.nyc.gov


Homerooms J - Q
Mr. Jeffrey Makris
jmakrisSHS@gmail.com

Homerooms R - Z
Ms. Elizabeth Hughes
ehughes2@schools.nyc.gov


Your recommendation letter is written by your respective guidance counselor, but the college office will take care of uploading that letter to Naviance.


Does Stuyvesant rank?
No, we do not rank.  For this Common App question, please use the drop down and choose “None” under the heading Class Rank Reporting.

What is the Graduating Class Size of the class of 2018?
There are 820 seniors this year.

Does Stuyvesant use a Weighted or Unweighted GPA?
We do not weight your GPAs.  On the GPA Weighting drop down, please choose “Unweighted”. 


Can I apply to more than one school ED (Early Decision)? 
No, you can only apply to one school Early Decision.  Early decision is binding.


I have a supplemental recommendation.  Can I include that with the Common App?
Sometimes.  You can invite the recommender for specific colleges if the college offers the "Other Recommender" option in the "Recommenders and FERPA" section. But, not all colleges offer this option. When in doubt, we recommend you provide him/her with stamped envelopes, addressed to each school's Office of Undergraduate Admissions, so that they can mail their rec.

LASTLY, CHECK YOUR EMAIL REGULARLY; WE SEND IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS/ADVICE REGARDING NAVIANCE & COMMON APP THROUGHOUT THE FALL OF THE SENIOR YEAR!