Common app parent blog intro
The Common Application (more well known as the Common App), is an advanced college application system. With the help of the Common App, your students are able to apply to many schools all at once without the hassle of a long drawn-out process. Although the Common App doesn’t have access to let students apply to EVERY single institution that they desire, this program helps out with the application process to a mass amount of undergraduate programs all around the world.
The common app serves as a highly beneficial way to apply to colleges. The main beneficiary is time. The Common App saves your child’s time by having them fill out the application ONLY ONCE, then sending it out to some of the 701 schools in which they have applied to that accept this program rather than wasting time filling out several forms. Another benefit is the fact that the Common App keeps track of important information. For example, this includes potential schools’ deadlines and requirements. This helps students submit their application, essays, and helpful documents (like letters of recommendation) on time. Lastly, by using the Common App, some students worry that it will affect their acceptance into colleges, but it wont! All of the schools that are included in the Common App system have signed a document that states they are not allowed to favor the traditional school applications over other options such as the common app digital form.
And with all of this, the Common App can help students venture into a successful future with just 4 easy steps!
As a brief checklist for your child’s common app, make sure they have:
- Created their account
- Added schools to their list
- Understand their schools’ specific requirements
- Gathered their general Application Information