Common App Press Releases

July 31, 2020- Common App Launches 2020-2021 Application Season on August 1

July 15, 2020- Common App, AdmitHub, College Advising Corps Receive $900,000 Grant from Capital One Foundation to Continue Support for College-Bound Students​​​​​​​

July 7, 2020- Common App Statement on Ice Guidance for International Students

June 10, 2020- Common App Welcomes 42 New Members for 2020-2021 Application Season

June 8, 2020- Common App Expands Integration Partnerships​​​​​​​

January 15, 2020- Common App Announces more than $1.6 Million to Support Access and Equity Initiatives

October 31, 2019- Common App and Reach Higher to Join ‘Hack the Gates’ Convening to Radically Reimagine College Admissions

September 26, 2019- Common App Continues to Broaden its Reach, Expand Access, and Provide Insight into the College Admissions Process

August 1, 2019-  Common App Launches New Brand to Kickoff 2019-2020 Application Season

July 17, 2019- Michelle Obama to Host 5th Anniversary Beating the Odds Summit Held by Reach Higher and Common App to Support First-Generation College-Bound Students

April 11, 2019- The Common Application Welcomes New Members for 2019-2020 Application Season

September 27, 2018- Common App and Reach Higher Unite to Make College More Approachable

September 5, 2018- Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Selects The Common Application for College Scholarship Program

August 19, 2018- Change to Criminal History Question for 2019-2020 Application Year

August 14, 2018- The Common App Launches New Transfer Application to Improve College Access for Millions of Bachelor’s Degree Seekers

April 10, 2018- The Common Application Welcomes New Members for 2018-2019

Feb. 15th, 2018- The Common Application Announces Early Adopters of New Transfer Application

January 12, 2018- 2018-2019 Common Application Essay Prompts

August 11, 2017- Welcome New Members of The Common Application

November 18, 2017- Common App Members Awarded More Than $55 Million in Need-Based College Application Fee Waivers in 2016-2017

May 10, 2017- The Common Application to Release Landmark Solutions for Today’s Evolving Student Population

April 10, 2017- Key Innovations for 2017-2018 Common Application

April 6, 2017- Common App onTrack Named in Time Article on Money-Saving Apps

​​​​​​​March 22, 2017- National Nudge Campaign Prompting Low-Income/First-Generation Students to Complete FAFSA Works

​​​​​​​December 1, 2016- Early Decision Notifications: Tips for Students When They're Deferred 

​​​​​​​October 31, 2016- The Common App, Better Make Room Partnership to Provide College Info Through Text Messaging

​​​​​​​October 7, 2016- Texting Campaign Focused on College Affordability Reaches Over Half a Million Students    

​​​​​​​September 29, 2016- New Tab Within the Common App Connects Students to Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities

​​​​​​​September 19, 2016- Students Can Download Latest Version of Common App onTrack: It's free and available for iOS, Android

​​​​​​​July 25, 2016- The Common Application and Strive for College Announce Partnership       

​​​​​​​June 27, 2016- Watch Account Rollover Video to Learn about this New Common App Feature   

​​​​​​​March 2, 2016- The Virtual Counselor Provides Expert Answers to College Planning Questions​​​​​​​

Common App In The News

NPR (August 12, 2020) - How The Coronavirus Has Upended College Admissions

US News (August 3, 2020) - The Common App: Everything you need to know

New York Times (June 20, 2020) - A new option for college essays: ‘How I Spent My Quarantine.’

Inside Higher Ed (June 19, 2020) - In Support of DACA

TODAY (June 8, 2020) - What college admissions will look like next year in light of COVID-19

Inside Higher Ed (May 13, 2020)- Common App Adds Question on COVID-19

Campus Technology (April 29, 2020)- Common App Adds AI Help from AdmitHub for College Entry Process

Education Week (April 24, 2020) - 'Summer Melt' Could Be a Flood as Seniors Shift College Plans

Forbes (March 22, 2020)- Redesigning College Admission: COVID-19, Access And Equity

Washington Post (March 20, 2020)- Virus crisis slams college admissions: Some schools extend deadlines for students to accept offers

Business Insider (March 16, 2020) - SAT and ACT exams have been canceled amid the novel coronavirus outbreak through May, and students don't know what's next

Inside Higher Ed (August 19, 2019)- Has Admissions Changed Since the Scandal?

Washington Post (July 24, 2019) - Michelle Obama and a NOVA Community College grad shared a stage and a message 

Good Morning America (July 23, 2019) - Michelle Obama's advice to 1st-gen college students: 'You are faster, quicker, smarter, sharper

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (July 23, 2019) - Michelle Obama’s Education Initiative Hosts Annual Summit

​​​​​​Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (April 30, 2019)- Reach Higher Initiative Celebrates 5 Years, College Signing Day

EdSurge (April 5, 2019)- Making the College Admissions Process Work for All Students

The EvoLLLution (April 1, 2019)- Meeting the Needs of the Changing Higher Education Enrollment Landscape

Washington Post (March 13, 2019)- Universities race to quell outrage over bribery and cheating scandal in admissions

US News (January 16, 2019)- When #MeToo and 'Ban the Box' Collide

DSJ Now (December 11, 2018)- Common App expands opportunities for national reach

Chicago Sun-Times (November 26, 2018)- EDITORIAL: Ban the box on criminal background questions in college applications

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education (March 4, 2018)- New App Aids Nontraditional and Transfer Students

The Washington Post (October 20, 2017)- A Third of Students Applying to College via Common App are First-Gen

Forbes (June 22, 2017)- Use The Common Application to Simplify The College Process

U.S. News & World Report (March 14, 2018)- The Common App: Everything You Need to Know

Marketplace (May 29, 2017)-  The Common Application Gets an Update

Teen Vogue (May 10, 2017)- Common Application Announces New Transfer Initiative 

The Chronicle of Higher Education (May 10, 2017)- Common Application Says New Transfer App Will Better Serve Nontraditional Students

Fast Company (May 3, 2017)- How Do Teens With Limited Internet Apply to College?