Recommender Resources for January Deadline

Dec 08, 2017

Recommender Resources for January Deadline

You've been managing application deadlines for a while, championing your students to pursue their college dreams with a smile. Now that the January 1 deadline is near, we want to celebrate all that you've accomplished this year!

There are 165 Common App colleges and universities with deadlines from Jan. 1-15. Here are some reminders for getting to the finish line.

* Use the interactive Requirements Grid to get the admissions plans, deadlines, fees, and testing details for each Common App member. You can access and sort the grid from within your account.

* Remember the new Live Schools & Writing Requirements Resource to help you and your students better understand the writing requirements of our more than 750 members. The Writing Requirements resource is incorporated into our already popular “Members Live” FAQ. Clicking the “Writing Requirements” link for a college will take you to a designated page for that school, where you’ll find information for both their First-Year and Transfer applications.

* Help your students stay ahead of deadlines by making sure they've downloaded Common App onTrack®. The free app is available for both iOS and Android. With this mobile companion to their application, your students can view each deadline and submission status, invite and manage their Recommenders, create their own list of reminders to receive push notifications, and more.

* Email our Solutions Center if you need assistance: They're available during the holidays and are your primary channel of support 24/7 (they can access accounts and will get back to you in less than 30 min.). Please make sure your students know they should email the Solutions Center at

In rare cases when we encounter a systemic issue impacting many users, we'll use the following communication channels to keep you and your students updated: / /

* (Since they're already there) Encourage your students to follow us on Twitter @CommonApp (use #commonapp) to stay informed during deadline days, participate in timely Twitter chats, and learn about our latest student-focused tools. We also love to send them tweets of motivation and joy during this exciting time!