What is the Common Application


The Common Application is an online website that helps high school and college students apply to their desired colleges in simple, easy steps. This application is used by many four-year universities within the US. The students only have to fill out the basic information once for multiple schools.Presentation1.jpg

The common application is like any other application and should be done within a good amount of time before the deadline. Before creating an account on the common app check the application deadlines for the schools you are applying to. As a community college student, I will be using the common app to apply to the school I want to transfer in.

The Common Application (the Common App) is mostly related to high school students. Although high school seniors use the common app to apply to four-year universities, it is still used by community college transfers as well. The common application allows for students to fill out the basic student information such as name, address, current school, etc. The application is filled out once and then sent to the corresponding universities. Keep in mind, although the majority of universities within the US use the common app, there are schools that don’t take applications through the common app.


The Common Application “is a not-for-profit, member organization committed to the pursuit of access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process.” (TheCommonApp)

Read more about the Common App!


Andrea Luna


About theandrealuna

I'm Andrea a 20-year-old college student from Northern Virginia (NOVA). 
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