More Than a Million Applications Submitted via the Common App through November 1

Nov 03, 2017

More Than a Million Applications Submitted via the Common App through November 1

The first big deadline of this year's college admissions cycle, November 1, proved to be a major milestone for The Common Application. The leading college access platform processed a record-setting volume of applications and recommender forms and provided 24/7 support and guidance to thousands of students, parents, counselors, teachers, and admissions professionals from across the globe.

November Numbers: 

* The total number of applications submitted through November 1 was 1,518,131 (+20% over 2016) from 510,912 unique applicants (+13.3% over 2016).

* On October 31, the Common App experienced its highest one-day volume ever with 233,720 applications submitted -- surpassing the previous record of 187,036 applications on January 1 of this year by nearly 47,000.

* During the two-day period of October 31 and November 1, a total of 420,124 applications and 1.81 million recommender forms were submitted and successfully delivered to our member colleges and universities. 

* Following the November 15 deadline, 1,956,541 applications and 9,899,920 recommender forms have been submitted from 610,919 unique applicants.