Tuesday, August 7, 2018
The Common Application is Open for Senior College Applications
The new edition of the Common App opened on Aug. 1 every year. However, students can create an account at any time and transfer their information into the new app when it opens.
To start, applicants can go to commonapp.org and click on the "Get Started" button to get details about how to create an account and log in to work on an application through the platform. Students can download the Common App's mobile app to keep track of deadlines, invite recommenders and set reminders.
The summer before senior year or early in the fall is a great time for students to start on their applications, experts say.
Students don't have to submit their applications during the summer. But starting in August gives them the opportunity to review the requirements for schools they're considering, draft essays and get some of the tedious background information completed before they get bogged down with homework and activities.
Starting early also allows students to get the help they need at the beginning of the school year.