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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 the Common Application includes over 500 institutions and 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.  Click here for a list of college/universities that accept the Common Application.

The Common Application can be found online at  

The Common Application has many different parts that may be or may not be required by the school you are applying to. In addition to the main application, many colleges require you to answer additional questions and some require an additional essay/writing supplement.  
If you use the Common Application you will need to link your application with your Naviance account. Click here for instructions.
For support in using the Common Application visit 
Questions regarding which college has a writing supplement and which college does not? Click her