The Common Application (App)

  • The Common Application (informally known as the Common App) is an undergraduate college admission application that applicants may use to apply to any of more than 800 member colleges and universities in 49 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Canada, China, Japan, and many European countries.  The guide below, written by Collegewise, offers guidance to help you craft your very best Common App. They have arranged it so that you can read the entire thing straight through or go directly to those sections where you have questions or need a little help.