May Updates from Common App - June 1st

What's New with Common App in 2020-2021

The 2020-2021 academic year will arrive with more changes than usual. These are unprecedented circumstances, and we are so grateful for your commitment to your students - especially now. 

We want you to be prepared to help your students navigate the college application process. Our yearly series of What’s New with Common App webinars provide details on system enhancements for the 2020-2021 application, as well as tools you can use to help celebrate your students’ achievements along the way. 

We also recorded a What’s New webinar for teachers using the recommender system.

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Application updates


COVID-19 question on 2020-2021 Common App

Students deserve a dedicated space on the Common App to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their lives, both personally and educationally. Our goal is to reduce anxiety for applicants affected by these events and provide them with a way to share their experience with colleges and universities.

Counselors will also find space in their Common App counselor forms to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on their school communities.

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