The Common Application

The Common Application membership association was established in 1975 by 15 private colleges that wished to provide a common, standardized first-year application form for use at any member institution. Now in their fourth decade, the Common Application currently provides both online and print versions of its First-year and Transfer Applications.

Their membership of more than 400 institutions represents the full range of higher education institutions in the US: public and private, large and small, highly selective and modestly selective, and East Coast, West Coast, and every region in between

You can download the application, complete the application, then print it off to be sent by mail or you can submit the application through the Web at www.commonapp.org.

The Common Application has many different parts that may be or may not be required by the school you are applying to. An additional supplement just for a school may also be required. See the College Counselor if you decide to use common application. Click here for a list of colleges/universities that accept the Common Application.