Should You Apply to College with the Common Application?

campus explorer directoryAll information about campus, colleges, mayors, universities and US education and formation

  Should You Apply to College with the Common Application?

Find out if the common application can simplify your application process.

Print

Should You Apply to College with the Common Application?Public and private schools throughout the US accept the Common Application, including some in the Ivy League.

The Common Application is an online college application that can be submitted to more than 456 colleges and universities in place of the school’s individual application.

To find the college that’s right for you, you’ll want to apply to a range of schools and give yourself a few options. Think of the Common Application as a one-stop online application that will allow you to apply to many of the schools on your list with minimal time and effort.

Create your Common Application online account so you can access the school forms section and identify which teachers and counselors will be submitting transcripts and recommendations on your behalf.

Note: The Common Application is a standard college application used for undergraduate admission primarily at 4-year colleges and universities, so students applying to a community college, seeking online degrees through distance learning programs or pursuing a higher degree such as an MBA will need to use the school’s application.

Where Can You Apply with the Common Application?

Public and private schools throughout the US accept the Common Application, including some in the Ivy League. Among the colleges and universities that accept the Common Application are Yale University, University of Michigan, USC, Davidson University, University of Virginia, and the University of Notre Dame, to name a few.

The Common Application site features a current list of the colleges and universities that accept the application. As you’re conducting your college search, keep track of which schools participate in this program. All of these schools offer many of the courses and majors that may interest students, and furthering your education at any one of those schools can certainly put you on a solid path toward a number of careers.

Questions and Answers About the Common Application:

1. Is there an online application?

Yes, you can submit your application online or print it out and mail it in to the schools you’re applying to.

2. Is the Common Application widely used?

Yes. Last year, more than 2.5 million college admissions applications were processed utilizing the Common Application.

3. Is it valued as highly as the college’s own application?

All of the member schools have signed off and agreed on the standards for the Common Application. Some participating schools only use the Common Application as their application for undergraduate admissions.

4. What if I’m a transfer student?

There are Common Applications specifically designed for transfer students who want to enter into a major degree program at a new school.

5. Are there benefits to using the Common Application instead of a school’s application?

The primary benefit of using the Common Application is that submitting a standard form will save you time. If you find the college process stressful, the Common Application frees you up to focus on your college essays, visit schools or otherwise prepare for college.

Common Application Tips & Tactics

  • When looking for colleges, search Campus Explorer to narrow down your selections and find out each school’s admissions requirements. Some colleges require extra forms and essays that aren’t included in the Common Application.
  • Create your Common Application online account so you can access the school forms section and identify which teachers and counselors will be submitting transcripts and recommendations on your behalf. They will then be notified automatically with an email and can submit their information online.
  • Have more questions about the process? Watch the video tutorial on the Common Application website.

People Who Read This Article Also Read:

10 College Application Tips You Need to Know

What Do I Need to Complete My Application?

Should You Submit the Online or Paper Application?

Have You Submitted Your Online College Applications?

Blog de frases con imágenes y fotos en general, amor, animales, paisajes Frases con imagenes

See All College Applications and the Admissions Process Articles

Quick Search: Find the College that's Right for You!

Location

Area of Study

- Select One - Agriculture and Natural Resources Arts & Humanities Business Communication & Media Cosmetology & Beauty Culinary Arts & Food Service Education Engineering Family and Consumer Science Professions Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies Funeral and Mortuary Services Health & Medical Services High School/Secondary Diploma Programs Interdisciplinary Studies Legal Professions Library Professions Life Science Life Skills Training Mathematics and Statistics Medical Residency Programs Military Science Natural Sciences Security and Protective Service Careers Skilled Trades Social Sciences Social Work Technician Careers Technology Transportation Careers Undecided Unknown Veterinary Medicine

Concentration (optional)

- Select One-

OR

School Name

Search Advertisement]]>

Visit Our Student Center

Should You Apply to College with the Common Application?

Get on track!

Visit our Student Center Should You Apply to College with the Common Application?

And find out everything you need to know about planning for college.

Advertisement]]> Should You Apply to College with the Common Application?Previous: The Admissions Process: What Are Colleges Looking For? Next: Theatre, Dance, Music and Fine Arts ApplicantsShould You Apply to College with the Common Application?

VIEW MORE

Original content at https://www.campusexplorer.com/college-advice-tips/1BC51188/Should-You-Apply-to-College-with-the-Common-Application/
All rights are reserved for the original content (link in the upper line) author's
Acording with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), Pub. L. 105-304 If you believe that your copyrighted work is being infringed, notify our team at the email bitelchux@yahoo.es

Top 20