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No other system matches the diversity of colleges and universities accessible through the Common App. Explore and apply to schools across the world.
There is no need to repeat your applicant details for every college on your list. Enter your information one time and use it to apply to multiple schools.
Stay On Track
Our system alerts you when important dates are approaching. Manage your deadlines and view application progress in one convenient dashboard.
The Common App is the most seamless way to manage the application process for students, counselors, and recommenders. Track submitted documents and outstanding tasks.
“I was totally stressed about applying to college, but the Common App made it really simple by letting me fill out one application for almost all of the colleges on my list. It also told me when requirements were due so that I never missed a deadline.”
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Planning for the Application Experience of the Future
Earlier this year, The Common Application launched a creative and collaborative process to reimagine its future — to envision a college preparation and appl
Welcome New Members of The Common Application
For the 2017-2018 academic year, more than 750 colleges and universities will use the Common App, the powerful online platform and college planning website that serves and supports over three million students, teachers, and counselors in the Unite
Five Things Parents Need to Know About the 2017-2018 Common App
The 2017-2018 Common Application is now available. Here are five things you can do to assist your child, whenever they are ready to start the college application process: