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Because all of the participating universities use Common App, students can shift their focus from how to apply to college to determining which school is the best fit for them. 

For Washington State University specifically, membership in Common App has translated into record growth. This fall, it enrolled  21,923 undergraduates, its largest cohort of first-year students since 2019 across the university’s six campuses, each of which provides prospective applicants with a unique experience. 

“Many of our students may not have a desktop or laptop at home and have limited time to spend in the application experience,” he says. “Common App has changed the game for those students because they can create a single profile and go through a very short experience for each of the institutions to which they want to apply.” 

Andrew Brewick, WSU Director of Admissions, Pullman