Deadline Tips

Oct 09, 2016

Deadline Tips

Here are five tips to keep in mind as you finalize your college applications. 

  1. We hope you won’t wait until the last minute to submit. But should you find yourself burning the midnight oil completing your applications, remember that as long as you submit by 11:59 p.m. your local time, on the deadline day, you have met the deadline.
     
  2. Be sure that your recommenders add sfsupport@commonapp.net to their address book. Remind them to check their spam and junk folders to make sure our messages weren’t automatically filtered.
     
  3. If you're having trouble starting your essay, just remember - your application tells your story. What are the most important things about you that you would want a college admissions office to know?
     
  4. Download Common App onTrack from the Apple Store or Google Play. This free app, a mobile companion to the online application, will help you keep track of deadlines, view your My Colleges list, and see each college's submission status.
     
  5. If you are up, we are up. Don’t forget that you can always find help, 24/7/365, from our Support Center. You can reach us directly at appsupport.commonapp.org or appsupport@commonapp.net. Applicant chat is available Monday-Friday, 3-9 p.m. ET.