• The Common Application is the recommended form for over 400 selective private and public colleges and universities.  Many of these institutions use the form exclusively.  All give equal consideration to the Common Application and the college's own form. You can get a head start writing essays! Here are 2016-2017 Common App Essay Prompts.

    To learn more about the Common App, visit www.commonapp.org.  Here you will find a list of colleges and universities that accept the Common Application and supplementary forms. There are separate application fees and supplements for most colleges that use the Common Application.

    When a student completes the Common Application, he or she selects which colleges will receive the application.  Students should log on to Naviance and enter their Common Application username and password. Their applications will be submitted electronically, expediting college admissions decisions. See your counselor to get started!