What is the Common App?

The Common App is the portal used for undergraduate and transfer students’ college applications to the US.

900+ Colleges to choose from

The Common App includes over 900 colleges, including all IVYs. All colleges listed in the Common App require you to fill out their application via the Common App, saving you the time and the hazard of filling out the same information on different college portals.

Application Requirements

The most standard information always required by all colleges includes:

  • The Common App Essay
  • School reports
  • Mid and Final-year reports 
  • Teacher(s) or counselor recommendations. 

Deadlines on the Common App

November: Early decision applications close.

January: Regular decision applications close.

May-June: Colleges make their final decisions.