The Common Application has expanded to over 800 colleges and universities for 2019-2020. Schools that previously required individual applications but are now on Common App include: CUNY schools Baruch College, Brooklyn College, and Hunter College; Duquesne University (PA); Elon University (NC); Florida Atlantic University, Florida Gulf Coast University, and the University of South Carolina. The full list of colleges and universities that will accept the Common App will be available on August 1, 2019, but you can log on now and learn about most of the member colleges and universities.
Although changes and updates to this year’s Common App are explained on the Common Application website, one major area that will not change is the list of Common App personal essay prompts. Rising seniors can log in with a user name and password right now. It is possible that the Common App website will be unavailable for a few days in July to update the individual college and university supplements, but all you need is your user name and password to recover all of your information. Even if you are a rising junior, you can log in and fill in much of the information. You can also put colleges in which you are interested on your “My Colleges” list and plan to visit them while you have time. Start the application now!