August 1st is a significant day in the college admission cycle. The Common Application opens and seniors can view the supplemental essays that they will need to write. At this time of year, I go from counseling to stalking. I have reached out to all my seniors and given them a heads up that we will get underway with the supplements this weekend. If they start now, they will have a solid month to complete all of the writing before senior year begins. If you are a senior, now is the perfect time to get started on your applications. Good luck!