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The Common App Just Made It Easier to Apply to College

The Common Application has just made applying to college even easier.

Yes, you heard that right.

The Common App is well known for its ability to allow college hopefuls to apply to hundreds of colleges across the country with just one universal application.

Now, the Common App has a new, well, app. For your phone.

Available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, the Common App for mobile provides another avenue for applying to college.

The addition improves access for all, but especially those who can’t readily access a computer or reliable internet connection.

“Too often, lack of access to computers or broadband internet can prevent students from applying to college at all, much less realizing its promise of social and economic mobility,” said Jenny Rickard, President & CEO of Common App. “This is about helping students apply to college, research financial aid and scholarships, and get advice from counselors—virtually anytime, anywhere.”

The Common App pointed to data from the Pew Research Center, which found that 25 percent of teens from lower-income households do not have access to a home computer, and 35 percent of all teens have to do homework on a cell phone.

The Common App saw nearly 400,000 web-based applications submitted via mobile phone in 2019 and so hopes to provide a more streamlined experience and close the digital divide.

Interested in applying with the Common App? Explore how-to’s and insider tips for using the Common App.

Author: Abby Proch

Abby Proch is an award-winning writer and editor whose experiences range from news reporting at a rural community newspaper to teaching online college English courses to copywriting for a major sporting goods retailer. Abby takes pride in her yinzer roots but knows how to turn on the fancy talk, too. When she's not obsessively writing and rewriting to find the perfect turn of phrase, she's caring for her kiddos while sipping her (often cold) coffee.