What's a Common App Practice Account?

Apr 17, 2018

What's a Common App Practice Account?

We know there are counselors, teachers, advisors, mentors, and family members who work with students and want to get a better understanding of the applicant process without being considered for admission by colleges. By creating a practice account, you’ll be able to follow the full student experience without having to actually submit an application. 

FOR WHOM ARE PRACTICE ACCOUNTS DESIGNED?
Anyone who wants to get to know and explore the Common App, but does not intend to submit an application for admission.

IS A PRACTICE ACCOUNT DIFFERENT THAN A STUDENT ACCOUNT?
A practice account will show you the same information as a student account. The process, look and feel, and information are the same. The only difference is that you can't submit an application via a practice account.

I’M A STUDENT: CAN I CHANGE MY PRACTICE ACCOUNT TO A STUDENT ACCOUNT?
Yes. To change your account type, simply email our 24/7/365 Solutions Center at appsupport@commonapp.net. In your message, please specify your full name, date of birth, and that you want to change your practice account to an applicant account.

I'M A RECOMMENDER: I CREATED A PRACTICE ACCOUNT TO SEE THE COMMON APP, BUT I’M ALSO GOING TO SEND RECOMMENDATIONS THROUGH THE COMMON APP. WILL CREATING A PRACTICE ACCOUNT AFFECT MY RECOMMENDER ACCOUNT?
All recommenders can have both a recommender account and a practice account. However, if you would like to invite yourself as a recommender within your practice account, you will need to use a different email address for your practice account than the one used for your recommender account. If you need help, please email our Solutions Center at sfsupport@commonapp.net.