Common App is a non-profit college access organization that helps students apply to college every year. Common App’s free college application tool is designed to make applying to college faster and easier. With Common App you only need to use one system to apply to multiple colleges and universities (SUNY and/or private universities). We strongly recommend that students use Common App rather than suny.edu whenever possible. There are two main parts you fill out: a set of common questions and each college’s own specific questions. The best part is you only have to fill out the common questions one time!
**Remember, every college on the Common App has different application deadlines/additional requirements. Use this worksheet to keep track of all these items: Common App Requirements Worksheet
***DO NOT FORGET: you MUST link your Common Application to your Naviance account in order for transcripts and recommendation letters to be sent. Go to our Naviance tab for step by step directions on how to do so.
Use the PDF below to see all requirements (essays, recommendation letters, college deadlines) for the Common Application.
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