Have you started to get bored over summer break yet?! Having been off from school for a few weeks, you (rising seniors) should be ready to start working on your college applications. Common App recently announced that its yearly refresh will happen between July 27th and August 1st. This means that you can create a Common App account now and work on it up until July 27th. At that time, the Common App will go offline for maintenance and updates, and it will come back refreshed on August 1st. For more information, check out this post on the Common App’s “what’s (app)ening” blog: The Common App Refresh Starts July 27 – System Opens August 1. We recommend that all rising seniors start working on their applications and essays now, even before the Common App refresh happens. If you have any questions, please contact your counselor.