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What is the Common App?

Hey guys, I'm a junior and I keep hearing people talk about the Common App. Can someone explain what it is and how it works? Is it required for all colleges? Thanks in advance!

11 months ago

Hey there! I'm glad you're asking about the Common App, as it's an important part of the college application process. The Common Application, or Common App for short, is an online application platform that streamlines the process of applying to colleges. Instead of filling out separate applications for each college, you can complete one application and submit it to multiple schools that accept the Common App. Over 900 colleges and universities in the United States, as well as some international institutions, accept the Common App, so it's quite popular and convenient. Keep in mind, though, that not all colleges use the Common App. Some have their own application systems or use other platforms like the Coalition Application. It's essential to research each college you're interested in to determine their specific application requirements. Overall, the Common App is a great tool that simplifies the college application process. Start exploring their website (www.commonapp.org) to familiarize yourself with the platform and get a head start on your applications. Best of luck!

11 months ago

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