The Common App is a student admission application program which candidates can use to apply for any of over 800 accredited college admission programs in the US, and in fifty-eight states and the District of Columbia. Applicants to the Common App can use it regardless of their current university or college status, as the application does not require any kind of special paper or documentation. It's an outstanding resource for students seeking a college education, since it is free to access. It is especially useful to college-bound junior and senior high school juniors and seniors who cannot afford to pay full tuition fees.
In order to get started, the applicant has to fill out an application, which covers a multitude of topics, such as academic goals, personal information, personal statements, character references, personal motivation and personality, and more. The Common App website also includes an application tracking system, so all the applications from past students can be tracked. After the student gets accepted into his or her preferred college, the applicant can send an official Common App admission acceptance letter.
Applications for the Common App are made available free of charge, so there is no cost to the student, but some institutions will require payment of an administration fee, which can be a bit steep. Although there are usually no requirements for specific courses, it is helpful to consider taking one or two, at least, to show college counselors that you are serious about going to school and earning an accredited degree. At the very least, you should be able to get your hands on at least two books, along with a study guide for each, in order to complete the Common App admissions requirements.
Once an applicant has received an admission acceptance, he or she should submit all the information needed for graduation. This can include the transcripts, and other academic documents that are related to his or her college of choice. The applicant should also send a college transcript to the Common App admissions office. The applicant should mail a letter of recommendation to the Common App admissions committee, along with the admissions acceptance letter. If the student has any recommendations from family and friends, this should be included in the letter as well.
After completing the Common App admissions requirements, the student should submit his or her transcript and other academic documents to the college or university of his or her choice. Once again, the Common App admissions process does not require much paper work, so there is really no need for any papers to be submitted.
The Common App is truly a valuable resource . . . . . . for anyone interested in earning an accredited degree through college, because it allows anyone who is willing to spend time, effort, and research, to achieve that goal. If the applicant follows the steps outlined above, he or she can ensure that he or she is admitted to a good college and will receive a valuable educational opportunity.