美國大學申請填表

2021-2022 大學申請|免費填表神器,幫你一次完成 Common App, Coalition App, UC App 申請!

又到了一年一度的大學申請季,目前各大申請系統都已經開放填寫申請表了,但如果你要申請的學校有好多間,有些在Common App、有些在UC App,而它們有90%以上的內容都差不多,是不是讓你覺得很浪費時間呢?

今天我們要介紹一個全新的填表神器,它整合了美國最常使用的三大申請表:Common App、Coalition App 及 UC App,你只需要填寫一次表單,它就會自動同步到這些網站中,而且還有其他強大的選校及寫作功能!要怎麼使用?趕快看下去吧!


大學申請表的三大系統

Common App

Common App的全名是Common Application,中文名稱是共通申請表,目前提供全美國超過900所大學共同使用,是美國最大、最廣泛使用的申請表。

Coalition App

Coalition App的全名是Coalition Application,中文名字是聯合申請表,它是比較新型的大學申請表,學校數目沒有Common App多,但是幾間知名的學校如常春藤大學、斯坦福大學、芝加哥大學等都包含在內。

要說與Common App的不同,Coalition App的合作學校都願意提供獎學金給需要的學生,並且擁有獨家開發的”Coalition App’s locker”,讓學生從9年級開始就可以慢慢把自己的相關資訊填寫到申請表中存放。

UC App

顧名思義,這個申請表是專門給 UC加州大學(University of California)9所學校填寫的系統,這些學校在Common App或Coalition App上都找不到,換句話說想申請加州大學,你就只能使用UC App。


如何一次完成三大申請表的所有內容?

如果有一套系統,學生只需要填寫一次申請表,就可以完成並提交上面三大申請表的內容,是不是很讓人心動?事實上這套系統真的存在,但是要怎麼使用?趕快跟著我們的腳步,看看這套系統該如何使用吧!

Step 1. 註冊/登入

進入Ivy-Way網站首頁,並點選右上角的登入按鈕。如果你已經有帳號,請直接輸入帳號密碼登入後台;如果還沒有帳號,那請先申請一個吧!

Step 2. 進入後台 > Classes > 升學輔導

登入/註冊完成後,接下來畫面就會跳轉到後台,如上圖所示,接著請在Classes分類這裡,點選「升學輔導」。

然後你會看到上圖這樣的畫面,這裡我們基本上會用到兩個功能:Colleges (選擇要申請的大學) 和 Application Forms (申請表)。

Step 3. 建立大學清單

首先帶大家了解如何建立自己的大學申請清單,上圖是點進”Colleges”以後的主畫面,學生可以在這裡查看與添加所有想申請的大學。

畫面上看到兩所學校,分別是MIT和耶魯大學。如果你想在新增一所學校,請點姓名旁邊的”+”號。

接下來我們會看到學校清單畫面,學生可以在這裡搜尋想申請的大學,找到之後請點「添加到我的學校清單」。

當你把所有想申請的大學都添加完後,再回到剛剛的主畫面,就會看到所有學校的資訊。

Step 4. 填寫申請表

回到升學輔導頁面,接下來我們要開始填寫大學申請表,請點選”Application Forms”,你就會進到上圖這樣的主畫面,這裡列出所有你剛剛加入的大學,以及他們分別要用哪些申請表申請。

如果確認大學清單都正確,那麼就可以點操作下方的眼睛符號開始填寫內容。

雖然系統分成三種申請表進入填寫,實際上他們需要填答的內容都是一樣的,因此接下來我們會以最多人使用的Common App舉例,假如學生在填表過程中真的有遇到問題,歡迎在這篇文章底下留言,我們會盡快回復。

根據上圖,我們分成四個區塊來說明:

  1. 帳號資訊:無論是使用Common App、Coalition App還是UC App,你都需要在原網站申請帳號密碼,這樣在填寫完所有資料後,才能完整上傳到原網站中。
  2. 申請表上傳:當你填寫完所有資料後,請記得最後要按下這個上傳符號,否則資料不會同步喔!
  3. 申請表填寫項目:基本上三個申請系統都有profile、family、education、testing、activities和writing這幾大項目,只是需要填寫的內容可能不太相同。
  4. 申請表填寫內容:這個區塊會列出三個申請表需要填寫的欄位,你也可以清楚看到欄位旁邊有標示哪些申請表有這個欄位。

了解完四大區塊和他們的作用後,接下來就快速帶大家了解申請表中會需要填寫哪些內容。

Step 5. Profile

Profile需要填寫的資料有:Personal Information, Address, Contact Details, Geography, Demographic Information, Language, Citizenship及Fee Waiver,以下分別是這些欄位的細部內容:

1. Personal Information

  • First/given name
  • Middle name
  • Last/Family/Surname
  • Suffix
  • Pronouns
  • Preferred name (nickname)
  • Have you ever used any other names?
  • Sex
  • Gender Identity
  • Date of birth
  • Do you have a US Social Security Number?
  • United States Armed Forces Status

2. Address

  • Country/Region/Territory
  • Address Line 1 (Street Name and Number)
  • Address Line 2
  • Address Line 3
  • City or Town
  • State or Province
  • Postal Code
  • Alternate mailing address (e.g. if you attend a boarding school or use a different mailing address)
  • Is this a temporary address?

3. Contact Details

  • Preferred phone
  • Preferred phone number
  • Alternate phone

4. Geography

  • Birth country/region/territory
  • City of birth
  • Number of years you have lived in the United States
  • Number of years you have lived outside the United States

5. Demographic Information

  • Religious preference
  • Are you Hispanic or Latino?
  • Select one or more of the following

6. Language

  • Number of languages you are proficient in
  • Select language
  • Language proficiency

7. Citizenship

  • Select your citizenship status
  • Social Security Number, required if applying for financial aid via FAFSA
  • Green Card Upload

8. Fee Waiver

  • Our member colleges want to make sure that application fees do not pose a barrier for any student who wishes to apply for admission. Do you feel that your financial circumstances might qualify you for an application fee waiver?
  • You must meet at least one of the following indicators of economic need to qualify for an application fee waiver. Select all that apply
  • Fee Waiver signature
  • Common App has partnered with Strive for College to connect U.S. resident students with free virtual mentoring to provide additional support in the admission and financial aid application process. Students interested in connecting with a mentor, please indicate below

Step 6. Family

Family需要填寫的資料有:Household和Sibling,以下分別是這些欄位的細部內容:

1. Household

  • Parents’ marital status (relative to each other)
  • With whom do you make your permanent home?
  • Do you have any children?
  • How many parents do you have?
  • How many guardians do you have?

2. Sibling

  • Please specify number of siblings you have

Step 7. Education

Education需要填寫的資料有:Current or Most Recent Secondary/High School, Other Secondary/High Schools, Colleges & Universities, Current or Most Recent Year Courses, Honors, Community-Based Organizations及Future Plans,以下分別是這些欄位的細部內容:

1. Current or Most Recent Secondary/High School

  • Current or most recent secondary/high school
  • Date of entry
  • Is this a boarding school?
  • Do you live on campus?
  • Did or will you graduate from this school?
  • Exit date
  • Did or will you receive your high school equivalency?
  • Please provide details about the circumstances under which you did or will not graduate from secondary/high school
  • Please indicate if any of these options will have affected your progression through or since secondary/high school. Check all that apply
  • Graduating class size (approx.)
  • Class rank reporting
  • Rank weighting
  • GPA Scale reporting
  • Cumulative GPA
  • GPA weighting

2. Other Secondary/High Schools

  • If you have attended any secondary/high schools not listed in the previous section, please indicate the number of schools

3. Colleges & Universities

4. Current or Most Recent Year Courses

  • How many courses would you like to report?
  • Please select the course scheduling system your institution is using

5. Honors

  • Do you wish to report any honors related to your academic achievements beginning with the ninth grade or international equivalent?

6. Community-Based Organizations

  • Indicate the number of community programs or organizations that have provided you with free assistance in your application process

7. Future Plans

  • Career interest
  • Highest degree you intend to earn

Step 8. Testing

Testing需要填寫的資料只有Tests Taken,以下是這個欄位的細部內容:

1. Tests Taken

  • In addition to sending official score reports as required by colleges, do you wish to self-report scores or future test dates for any of the following standardized tests: ACT, SAT/SAT Subject, AP, IB, TOEFL, PTE Academic, and IELTS?
  • International applicants: Is promotion within your educational system based upon standard leaving examinations given at the end of lower and/or senior secondary school by a state or national leaving examinations board? (Students studying in the US typically answer no to this question.)

Step 9. Activities

Activities需要填寫的資料只有Activities,以下是這個欄位的細部內容:

1. Activities

  • Do you have any activities that you wish to report?

Step 10. Writing

Writing需要填寫的資料有:Common App Essay, Disciplinary History及Additional Information,以下分別是這些欄位的細部內容:

1. Common App Essay

  • Here is the current list of colleges on your Dashboard and whether they require the Personal Essay

2. Disciplinary History

  • Have you ever been found responsible for a disciplinary violation at any educational institution you have attended from the 9th grade (or the international equivalent) forward, whether related to academic misconduct or behavioral misconduct, that resulted in a disciplinary action? These actions could include, but are not limited to: probation, suspension, removal, dismissal, or expulsion from the institution
  • Please give the approximate date(s) of each incident, explain the circumstances and reflect on what you learned from the experience

3. Additional Information

  • Do you wish to share anything on this topic?
  • Do you wish to provide details of circumstances or qualifications not reflected in the application?

總結

有了Ivy-Way的這套申請系統,你會發現填寫申請表變得簡單又快速許多,也不需要再去各個網站填寫相同的資料。這裡還有一件事情要注意,雖然可以減少很多到處填寫申請表的時間,不過實際上「內容」還是最重要的。

如果學生在填寫申請表的過程中遇到任何問題,都歡迎在底下留言給我們,或者Ivy-Way也為不同需求的學生提供不同種類的升學輔導服務,從單向服務到全套服務都有,除此之外,我們還有提供30分鐘的免費諮詢喔!


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