Three million college-bound students and over 740 colleges use the Common Application, aka the “Common App,” to manage their admissions process. The Common App has been around for more than 40 years, moving from paper to the Web through four generations, each year adding new features and services that make it more user-friendly and less subject to glitches. This admissions cycle is no exception.
For the 2017 – 2018 cycle students may:
Most college-bound students use the Common App to apply to the majority of their colleges, especially public out-of-state and private schools on their application list. The new features, with more upcoming next cycle, make the college admissions process easier, and helps students produce stronger, more sophisticated applications that represent their passions, strengths and talents.