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Common Application/SUNY

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What is the Common Application?

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 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!



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Step by Step instructions (with videos): How to complete the Common Application



**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.



SUNY Application



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Now is your time. Join the thousands of first-year students admitted to SUNY each year and prepare to change the world. Whether you dream of designing cutting-edge computer programs, discovering life-saving medical innovations, or performing Shakespeare on stage, we’ll help get you there.


With 64 colleges and universities, robust online offerings and nearly 4,500 undergraduate academic programs, you are certain to find your passion at SUNY.


SUNY is a local and global influencer.  Steeped in tradition, while also operating at the forefront of innovation, our students are spirited and social, yet serious about scholarship.  At SUNY you can create the kind of college experience you desire – traditional residential, commuter, full-time, part-time or totally online – while benefitting from inspiring classes, fulfilling extracurricular activities, and a degree that will take you places.



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