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Filling out the Common App? Make sure to avoid these mistakes

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Hear what mistakes a UMass admissions counselor says are most common for freshmen filling out the Common Application. Make sure you don't sell yourself short when listing your extracurriculars — consider all of your hobbies and favorite things to do when advocating yourself to colleges!


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