Reminder: Common App system refresh
Each year, the Common App goes offline to prepare for the launch of the new application.
The 2022-2023 first-year application will close to students and recommenders at 5 pm ET on July 27. The transfer application will close to students and recommenders at 5 pm ET on July 28.
The 2023-2024 application will launch on August 1.
While the system is offline, there are still many productive ways for students to prepare for the upcoming application season:
- Explore over 1,000 unique colleges and universities that accept the Common App.
- Brainstorm ideas for the Common App essay. Need some inspiration on how to begin? Check out the 2023-2024 essay prompts and our resource on approaching the essay in English and Spanish.
- Begin completing brag sheets. Our counselors, teachers, and family brag sheets help students gather important information about themselves to help those writing letters of recommendation on their behalf.
- College costs are at the front of many students’ minds. Learn how to make college more affordable.
Counselors can also prepare for the year ahead by:
- Viewing our What’s New with Common App recorded webinar, which previews what to expect from the application for the coming year.
- Checking out our Common App Ready resource designed to help you guide your students through completing their applications successfully.
- Taking a look at our Common App Resource Round-up. We’ve compiled this resource round-up to help answer questions you and your students may have about completing the Common App.
We wish you all the best for a successful year.