Your future starts here

Apply to college for the first time or transfer to complete your degree. Navigate your entire college application journey with Common App.

Your future starts here

Apply to college for the first time or transfer to complete your degree. Navigate your entire college application journey with Common App.

Explore more than 900 colleges on Common App

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Plan your future

Get connected with everything you need to apply to college, research financial aid and scholarships, and get advice from counselors, advisors and mentors.

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Why college matters

College is worth it. Your future is worth it. You are worth it.

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Paying for college

There are lots of options available to you. We can help you find them.

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Your college roadmap

The path may seem unclear. We can help you find your way.

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Your complete college
application guide

It’s go time — and we’ll be with you every step of the way.
Here’s where you’ll find what you need to take that next step towards a brighter future.

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For counselors and recommenders

Thanks to you, your students aren’t alone. We’re here to make sure you’re not either. 

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For member institutions

We strive for access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process. Your membership makes it all possible.

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