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Common App

Common App

The Common Application

Your future starts here. Apply to more than 900 colleges with Common App.

4.2 Ratings 332+ Reviews 50K+ Downloads

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  • Jan 6, 2021

    By Sedinam Klu
    I had to sign in everytime I opened the app. I suggest that sign in details be saved and you sign out when you choose to not everytime the app closes.
  • Good Start Nov 20, 2020

    By cokoli12
    Thank you for FINALLY making an app for the Common App. This literally helps a lot of us out who are doing this on the go. Obviously, the Common App is something millions of students already use for their college applications, so this review won’t really be geared toward the platform in general, but more towards the actual app performance. Now, this app is just starting out but I do believe there are some issues that need to be resolved before I can give this a higher rating. I shouldn’t have to login every time I leave the app to switch to another one. This is my phone after all, other folks aren’t going to be accessing it. At the very least, keep us logged in until an hour of inactivity has been reached, not when I go into Google Docs for a moment. Also, are there ways to increase the size/shape of the text boxes so that you can read all of the words you have written at once? The full screen button doesn’t work. Thanks.
  • Nov 26, 2020

    By Andrew Roach
    The app is good but I wish that there was a more "common" version. FAFSA, residency, applications, and scholarships should all be in 1 place. Perhaps this is something that could be included in later versions.
  • So far, so good Nov 19, 2020

    By me:displaysanickname
    Too bad they didn’t launch the app earlier this fall because I think this would’ve been much easier for me to just use an app rather than having to login into a computer, and I’ve already submitted all my applications, so I don’t really need the app. I still downloaded it just bc I was curious and I’m really impressed. It's not glitchy at all. It looks exactly the same as the website, which is already convenient and organized itself. It's also fast in opening PDFs or external links. 5 stars!!!
  • Jan 4, 2021

    By Piyush Kumar
    Very helpful for 1st year students and high school students.
  • This is the common app app Nov 20, 2020

    By Zachisrich
    Only gave 5 stars because it's called the common app app and that's retry funny. In terms of how useful it is, it's basically just the common app website in an app. I guess it's kind of nice but there's no huge advantage versus just using the website. It's a little nicer because it takes up the whole acreen. Unfortunately it doesn't save your login info so you must enter it every time.
  • Nov 20, 2020

    By Omar Touray
    So far, it's doing great. Everyinf is working fine. It exactly like web version! Thank you. I'll notify if there is any reason for feedback.
  • Fix please! Nov 20, 2020

    By Evananderson517
    Good, simple app. One issue I’ve found: When logging in, the app won’t prompt my device to launch an iCloud Keychain request. I therefore have to manually enter my password. Please fix ASAP!
  • Nov 19, 2020

    By Substandard Subs
    Smooth, easy to transition, and super convenient for people applying to college, especially when it comes to writing tons of supplemental college essays
  • FINALLY!!! Nov 19, 2020

    By emmaliennn
    I’m so glad that the Common App has become an actual mobile app. I’ve been procrastinating with the college process and I’ve just been here on my phone all day. When I received an email that the Common App was now available as an app on my phone, I finished applying to all of my colleges. It’s the same as applying online but I feel that it’s a lot more convenient now that it’s an app on my phone.
  • Jan 6, 2021

    By Sedinam Klu
    I had to sign in everytime I opened the app. I suggest that sign in details be saved and you sign out when you choose to not everytime the app closes.
  • Good Start Nov 20, 2020

    By cokoli12
    Thank you for FINALLY making an app for the Common App. This literally helps a lot of us out who are doing this on the go. Obviously, the Common App is something millions of students already use for their college applications, so this review won’t really be geared toward the platform in general, but more towards the actual app performance. Now, this app is just starting out but I do believe there are some issues that need to be resolved before I can give this a higher rating. I shouldn’t have to login every time I leave the app to switch to another one. This is my phone after all, other folks aren’t going to be accessing it. At the very least, keep us logged in until an hour of inactivity has been reached, not when I go into Google Docs for a moment. Also, are there ways to increase the size/shape of the text boxes so that you can read all of the words you have written at once? The full screen button doesn’t work. Thanks.
  • Nov 26, 2020

    By Andrew Roach
    The app is good but I wish that there was a more "common" version. FAFSA, residency, applications, and scholarships should all be in 1 place. Perhaps this is something that could be included in later versions.
  • So far, so good Nov 19, 2020

    By me:displaysanickname
    Too bad they didn’t launch the app earlier this fall because I think this would’ve been much easier for me to just use an app rather than having to login into a computer, and I’ve already submitted all my applications, so I don’t really need the app. I still downloaded it just bc I was curious and I’m really impressed. It's not glitchy at all. It looks exactly the same as the website, which is already convenient and organized itself. It's also fast in opening PDFs or external links. 5 stars!!!
  • Jan 4, 2021

    By Piyush Kumar
    Very helpful for 1st year students and high school students.
  • This is the common app app Nov 20, 2020

    By Zachisrich
    Only gave 5 stars because it's called the common app app and that's retry funny. In terms of how useful it is, it's basically just the common app website in an app. I guess it's kind of nice but there's no huge advantage versus just using the website. It's a little nicer because it takes up the whole acreen. Unfortunately it doesn't save your login info so you must enter it every time.
  • Nov 20, 2020

    By Omar Touray
    So far, it's doing great. Everyinf is working fine. It exactly like web version! Thank you. I'll notify if there is any reason for feedback.
  • Fix please! Nov 20, 2020

    By Evananderson517
    Good, simple app. One issue I’ve found: When logging in, the app won’t prompt my device to launch an iCloud Keychain request. I therefore have to manually enter my password. Please fix ASAP!
  • Nov 19, 2020

    By Substandard Subs
    Smooth, easy to transition, and super convenient for people applying to college, especially when it comes to writing tons of supplemental college essays
  • FINALLY!!! Nov 19, 2020

    By emmaliennn
    I’m so glad that the Common App has become an actual mobile app. I’ve been procrastinating with the college process and I’ve just been here on my phone all day. When I received an email that the Common App was now available as an app on my phone, I finished applying to all of my colleges. It’s the same as applying online but I feel that it’s a lot more convenient now that it’s an app on my phone.
  • I’m annoyed. Feb 3, 2021

    By annoyedtransferstudent
    I’m glad it works so well for first year students.... but just like the website, there are things accessible to first year students that transfer students are not able to access. So yeah, doesn’t allow transfer students to sign in. Stupid. Maybe you should fix that. I’d give you no stars if I could because I’m annoyed that I’m being discriminated against.
  • Negligent to transfer students Feb 1, 2021

    By cm33322
    Title. Can’t even log into the app if you’re a transfer student lol. Was hoping this would be convenient to use when on the go and could double-check prompts easily or something like that. Didn’t expect much from it in the first place, yet it still found a way to utterly let me down.
  • Needs a back button Nov 20, 2020

    By beemerbeeper0456782
    Every time i open a page for a college in more detail, I cannot get back to the main menu without logging out and signing back in. Even from the College Questions tab to the Writing Supplements tab requires you to log out
  • May 7, 2021

    By Helina Ewnetu
    I didn't receive emails yet. It is so slow
  • Mar 18, 2021

    By Christian Petrone
    App does not work. Also please answer me this, why do you want me to, sign over ownership, of all my documents, for instance my DD214? Please tell me what right your business has to own my private documents? What reason is there for going through a middleman in the first place, especially one who wants ownership of a version of my person documents and identifiers?
  • Jan 13, 2021

    By Ricksta
    Speechless. To say this is divisive, intellectually dishonest garbage would be far too kind. #Despicable "We witnessed a deeply disturbing attack ondemocracy on Wednesday, when violent whitesupremacist insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to undo a fair and legalelection. The stark differences between how peaceful Black and brown protesters have been treated for years relative to Wednesday's coup again call attention to the open wound of systemic racism."

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  • So far, so good Nov 19, 2020

    By me:displaysanickname
    Too bad they didn’t launch the app earlier this fall because I think this would’ve been much easier for me to just use an app rather than having to login into a computer, and I’ve already submitted all my applications, so I don’t really need the app. I still downloaded it just bc I was curious and I’m really impressed. It's not glitchy at all. It looks exactly the same as the website, which is already convenient and organized itself. It's also fast in opening PDFs or external links. 5 stars!!!
  • Jan 4, 2021

    By Piyush Kumar
    Very helpful for 1st year students and high school students.
  • This is the common app app Nov 20, 2020

    By Zachisrich
    Only gave 5 stars because it's called the common app app and that's retry funny. In terms of how useful it is, it's basically just the common app website in an app. I guess it's kind of nice but there's no huge advantage versus just using the website. It's a little nicer because it takes up the whole acreen. Unfortunately it doesn't save your login info so you must enter it every time.
  • Nov 20, 2020

    By Omar Touray
    So far, it's doing great. Everyinf is working fine. It exactly like web version! Thank you. I'll notify if there is any reason for feedback.
  • Nov 19, 2020

    By Substandard Subs
    Smooth, easy to transition, and super convenient for people applying to college, especially when it comes to writing tons of supplemental college essays
  • FINALLY!!! Nov 19, 2020

    By emmaliennn
    I’m so glad that the Common App has become an actual mobile app. I’ve been procrastinating with the college process and I’ve just been here on my phone all day. When I received an email that the Common App was now available as an app on my phone, I finished applying to all of my colleges. It’s the same as applying online but I feel that it’s a lot more convenient now that it’s an app on my phone.
  • Nov 28, 2020

    By Aisha
    Please can you give us the option to always be logged in? It's stressful having to log in everytime.
  • Nov 19, 2020

    By Camila Solis
    Just going through the app quickly, it looks really smooth and well made. No problems so far.
  • So Helpful! Nov 19, 2020

    By Abby0212
    I’m so glad they have a mobile app now! This is so helpful for when i’m not home but have to update a college or even find a new college i want to apply to!
  • thank you thank you thank you Nov 19, 2020

    By Funny bday😎
    i don’t even know what i would do if i didn’t have common app to help me apply to college. it’s been keeping me up and stressing me out every time i’m away from my computer because i feel like i’m not being productive and i can’t easily access my account and check my application status. now that i have it in my pocket, i feel so much more at ease
  • Jan 6, 2021

    By Sedinam Klu
    I had to sign in everytime I opened the app. I suggest that sign in details be saved and you sign out when you choose to not everytime the app closes.
  • Nov 26, 2020

    By Andrew Roach
    The app is good but I wish that there was a more "common" version. FAFSA, residency, applications, and scholarships should all be in 1 place. Perhaps this is something that could be included in later versions.
  • Fix please! Nov 20, 2020

    By Evananderson517
    Good, simple app. One issue I’ve found: When logging in, the app won’t prompt my device to launch an iCloud Keychain request. I therefore have to manually enter my password. Please fix ASAP!
  • Dec 8, 2020

    By Marie Jason
    It is great and works just like the website but would be better if you don't have to log in literally every time you open the app.
  • Mar 10, 2021

    By Legendz
    The people who are complaining about the app are probably butthurt that they got rejected from their dream college. The app works great and I have experienced no problems
  • Crashing Nov 19, 2020

    By Kae0224
    The app is very convenient and a great idea but every time I try to submit an application it crashes. I don’t know if it’s my phone or the app.
  • Great but needs to fix one big thing Jan 18, 2021

    By Conorhk23
    When I go into the app, I have to login every time.
  • Good Start Nov 20, 2020

    By cokoli12
    Thank you for FINALLY making an app for the Common App. This literally helps a lot of us out who are doing this on the go. Obviously, the Common App is something millions of students already use for their college applications, so this review won’t really be geared toward the platform in general, but more towards the actual app performance. Now, this app is just starting out but I do believe there are some issues that need to be resolved before I can give this a higher rating. I shouldn’t have to login every time I leave the app to switch to another one. This is my phone after all, other folks aren’t going to be accessing it. At the very least, keep us logged in until an hour of inactivity has been reached, not when I go into Google Docs for a moment. Also, are there ways to increase the size/shape of the text boxes so that you can read all of the words you have written at once? The full screen button doesn’t work. Thanks.
  • common APP lol Nov 26, 2020

    By XxBigBadWolfxX
    I’m surprised this hasn’t happened earlier but I’m happy that people can use this as an app now instead of a website. The functions are all the same, but I WOULD like to say that having this app has started to add onto my application stress. My phone is my break and escape from all of my college and school stress but seeing this app has added to my anxiety. You get what you’re looking for in this app, but beware of college stress fellow applicants!
  • Apr 8, 2021

    By Abhi dwivedi
    Please atleast allow us to remove the college FROM dashboard if we have submitted the application to a college and the college has offered us acceptance but due to lack of financial assistance we have deferred the offer.
  • Doesn’t work for transfer? Nov 20, 2020

    By Chipring13
    I go to the transfer tab and it just sends me to the website. Not sure if it’s supposed to redirect me back to the app after logging in on the web but it doesn’t.
  • Just found out this a thing now Nov 19, 2020

    By Zach Zeaman
    I finished applying to colleges the day before i found out this existed. It's probably like, just enough to get by and a little useful? 3/5 prolly will just apply to colleges with waiver fees
  • Needs a back button Nov 20, 2020

    By beemerbeeper0456782
    Every time i open a page for a college in more detail, I cannot get back to the main menu without logging out and signing back in. Even from the College Questions tab to the Writing Supplements tab requires you to log out
  • May 7, 2021

    By Helina Ewnetu
    I didn't receive emails yet. It is so slow
  • I’m annoyed. Feb 3, 2021

    By annoyedtransferstudent
    I’m glad it works so well for first year students.... but just like the website, there are things accessible to first year students that transfer students are not able to access. So yeah, doesn’t allow transfer students to sign in. Stupid. Maybe you should fix that. I’d give you no stars if I could because I’m annoyed that I’m being discriminated against.
  • Negligent to transfer students Feb 1, 2021

    By cm33322
    Title. Can’t even log into the app if you’re a transfer student lol. Was hoping this would be convenient to use when on the go and could double-check prompts easily or something like that. Didn’t expect much from it in the first place, yet it still found a way to utterly let me down.
  • Mar 18, 2021

    By Christian Petrone
    App does not work. Also please answer me this, why do you want me to, sign over ownership, of all my documents, for instance my DD214? Please tell me what right your business has to own my private documents? What reason is there for going through a middleman in the first place, especially one who wants ownership of a version of my person documents and identifiers?
  • Jan 13, 2021

    By Ricksta
    Speechless. To say this is divisive, intellectually dishonest garbage would be far too kind. #Despicable "We witnessed a deeply disturbing attack ondemocracy on Wednesday, when violent whitesupremacist insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to undo a fair and legalelection. The stark differences between how peaceful Black and brown protesters have been treated for years relative to Wednesday's coup again call attention to the open wound of systemic racism."

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