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What is the Common Application?

Updated: Jul 3, 2019

From US News & World Report; March 2018 (Briana Boyington)


APPLYING TO COLLEGE IS a tedious and often stressful process for students and their parents. In addition to finishing their last year of high school, teens are also juggling the SAT or ACT, college tours and applications for numerous schools.


The Common Application, which is accepted by more than 750 schools, including some located outside the U.S., helps to streamline one part of the admissions process for students.


Through the platform, first-time and transfer applicants can apply to multiple colleges at one time. So students only have to fill out details that most schools require, like name, address, parental employment and education, and extracurricular activities, once.


"The idea behind the Common App is to try and reduce the barriers that students face when applying to college," says Jenny Rickard, president and CEO of The Common Application.

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