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Thu, Apr 18


For Class of '25

Common Application Lab (for Class of '25)

Thursday, April 18th, 2024 from 6:00-7:30PM CST | Zoom | Featuring Ann Cinelli, M.Ed.

Common Application Lab (for Class of '25)
Common Application Lab (for Class of '25)

Date & Time

Apr 18, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM CDT

For Class of '25

About the Event

***Exclusively for Access College America scholars***

Think of the Common Application as a giant cookie jar with all of the cookies representing colleges & universities in America. Using one application system, prospective college students can apply to up to 20 schools. The Common Application is the gateway to admissions for hundreds of places, including the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M. Understanding the logistics for maneuvering it, where to find your short answer questions, how to submit your application and complete a profile is the key to your breakthrough.

In this lab we show you, step-by-step, how to set up your profile in the Common Application. We will also show you how to research colleges using this application platform, how to save colleges you are interested in applying to and where to find the following sections:

  • Activity List!
  • Honors & Awards!
  • Writing Sections (Main Essay and Short Answer Questions)!

Be Advised:

  • This is a hands-on working lab with camera & audio on. Participation is required for all attendees.
  • We suggest water & snacks readily available.
  • Plan to be in a quite location suitable for brainstorming activities and writing.
  • You MUST be at a desk and in front of a computer (no phones allowed).


Ann Cinelli, M.Ed

College Consultant Associate

Access College America

Ann is a native New Yorker who attended college in Massachusetts but now resides in Texas. Through her college experience in the Northeast, she provides a rich perspective on a region of the country that is quite popular for the college bound. Ann is not only passionate about college readiness and preparing her scholars for lifelong learning, she is also equipped with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science and focuses on the social, emotional & physical wellbeing of her scholars. Mrs. Cinelli is highly experienced in providing guidance for STEM majors, specifically computer science, BS/MD, business and application strategies for highly selective schools, many of which she has toured through college visits and counselor fly-ins.

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