Informally known as the Common App, the common application is an undergraduate college admission platform that has made it easier for the applicants to apply to almost all the colleges in the US and the District of Columbia, as well as France, Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and United Kingdom by filling just one application.
There are two versions of the Common Application - common application for first year admission and a common application for transfer admission. The application is filled out online and once submitted, all the colleges receive the same set of information.
The application submitted once cannot be changed for that college and the student wishing to correct the error or wanting to provide more information, must contact the college directly. The Common Application also allows tracking various other application's components like supplements, payments, and school forms.
The Common App takes into consideration your entire Profile which includes your Personal Data, Educational Data, Letters of Recommendation, Standardized Tests Scores, Family Details, Academic Details, Extracurricular Activities,Work Experience( if any),a Personal Essay and Criminal History. Common App permits you to make different varieties of application for different colleges and also keeps a track of the requirements of the several colleges you are applying to.