Member institutions

Help us improve access, equity, and integrity in college admissions. We can’t do it without you.

Member institutions

Help us improve access, equity, and integrity in college admissions. We can’t do it without you.

Expanding our reach to increase access for all

We’re a community of nearly 900 colleges and universities dedicated to lowering the barriers to college access by streamlining the application process.

1. Access a diverse applicant pool

Diversity is our greatest strength. Our members open the doors to possibility for more than one million students every year — a third of whom are first-generation. Last year, they even provided more than $65 million in fee waivers to students in need.

2. Gain insight into your data

Whether it’s blazing a new trail for transfers or delivering insight to inform your strategy, we’re always looking for ways to make sure you get the most from our system. We provide consultation, tools, and expertise to help you truly understand your applicant pool.

3. Support those who support students

Each year, we develop programming and resources for school counselors, academic advisors, and community-based organizations to scale their services and help students navigate the admission process and discover all that Common App member colleges and universities have to offer. Common App will always be free to students, counselors and families.

4. Connect applicants to a robust ecosystem of resources

Whether it’s through strategic partnerships or technology integrations, our reach and scale allow us to provide more services that support the unique needs of our members, counselors, and students, including:

  • Access to scholarships

  • Financial aid resources

  • Virtual mentoring services

  • Online portfolios



Harness the power of your data with Common App Insight

Use our new data visualization analytics and reporting tool to empower and inform your enrollment strategies.


Membership is open to colleges that share our mission of advancing college access. All members must be:

  • Not-for-profit

  • Undergraduate degree-granting

  • Accredited by an association recognized by either CHEA or U.S. Department of Education

  • If located outside the U.S., a member of the Council of International Schools

  • Committed to the pursuit of access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process


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Get the most out of your membership

Conduct a counselor workshop, communicate with local media, or promote your institution's unique attributes.

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Events and webinars

2020 ASU GSV Summit

A collaboration between Arizona State University and Global Silicon Valley (GSV).

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Share your knowledge

Join Common App at a conference near you. We value opportunities to co-present with members looking to share best practices with the community. Contact us to have a Common App representative collaborate with you on your next presentation.

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