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The Common Application now offers a total of 463 colleges and universities to which you can apply for the 2011-2012 admissions season. That’s 49 more schools than last year! The Common Application Online launches officially on August 1.
Go to https://www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/News.aspx#47 for more information.
One important change on this year’s Common Application is the word limit on the personal statement: It is no longer open-ended. The essay must be 250 to 500 words! The topics have not changed.