Applying to Colleges Just Got Easier!

Step-by-step guide to completing to each section of 2014-15 Common Application now available as pre-release eBook.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Sept. 26, 2014 - PRLog -- Rochester, NY, September 24, 2014:  -- Selective College Acceptance Counseling (SCAC) has released the workbook from our highly effective workshop, Distinguish Yourself On the Common App, as a self-help book for students applying to college for fall 2015 admission.

Holly Asposto, SCAC’s President and Founder, states “I frequently meet students who are looking for support with the Common Application but who cannot commit the time or money to enrolling in a formal program.  I always hate to send them away empty-handed, but did not have anything I could give them that would help them complete applications on their own.  There are a lot of books on applying to college, but none of them are specific to the Common App, which is used by 500 colleges and 750,000 students each year. Due to heavy academic and activity schedules, students are working on their applications whenever they have time; often into the midnight hour.  This book provides support for kids on their terms (something I can’t always do)”.

Distinguish Yourself On the Common App is a step-by-step guide for students completing the 2014-15 Common Application. It gives specific guidance for creating a strategic plan for each college and completing every section of the Common App including the core essay, activities page, additional information and writing supplements. The book includes advice and brainstorming activities for each core essay prompt, directions for creating compelling and effective writing supplements for each college, as well as strategies for requesting impactful letters of recommendation, and maximizing the activities page to demonstrate not only qualification, but "fit". Distinguish Yourself on the Common App is a must-have companion for students applying to colleges through the Common Application. Students who have completed the workshop on which this book is based have a 93% acceptance rate and have been accepted to UPenn, OSU, Lafayette, University of Rochester, UW, Univ. of Washington St. Louis, UC Berkeley, UA, Delaware, Boston University, Villanova, UVM, Drexell, Northeastern, LSE, RIT, Cornell, University of Wisconsin-Madison and more...

The book is scheduled for nationwide release in mid-October and will be available on Amazon, iBookstore, Barnes & Noble NOOK Store and Kobo Bookstore.   Advance copies are available on for $12.99 at

Selective College Acceptance Counseling also offers a 24-point evaluation of completed applications for those students who want extra assurance that their applications will make a favorable impression on college admissions reps.  Asposto says, “It is time for all students to have access to affordable, on-demand college counseling services”.

Holly M. Asposto

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