More than 800 colleges, including many highly selective colleges, accept the Common Application in lieu of their own application forms. By endorsing and becoming members of the Common Application organization, colleges give equal consideration to the Common Application and their own institutional applications.
Students complete one application that can be sent to any number of participating colleges (specific colleges may require a supplemental application). This allows students to spend less time on the busywork of applying for admission, and more time on what's really important: college research, visits, essay writing, and senior year coursework.
Students must complete one Transcript Request Form to have documents sent to Common Application, listing Common Application under the Send to section of the form. Items to be checked off under the Documents to be Mailed section of the form include the Official Transcript, and Mid-Year Report. Students must turn in their OP Pride Activity Forms, Student Brag Sheets, and Parent Brag Sheets prior to submitting Transcript Request Forms for Common Application schools.
The Common Application is available online at www.commonapp.org. From this website you can complete and submit an application online, or download and print an application and supplemental forms.