Common Appfor iOS



Free college application tool

Common App is a useful utility that helps you apply for a large selection of colleges easily from your smartphone and with only a few simple clicks. The application requires you to create a profile before you start and provides several prompts to choose from for your essay.

Access from anywhere

As the app is on your mobile device, you can access your college applications and send them to your desired place of study. This mobility works well, as it requires an account and offers a website counterpart for you to work on when writing your essay.

Create and manage your account

Create an undeletable account at any time and get ready to apply for your college of choice using Common App. This account works on your iOS application and the service's website, syncing your data regardless of your device. 

Search for your college

While on the app, you can create a list of the 20 colleges you want to attend. However, once you submit your application to a school, you’re unable to remove it from your list. There are over 2,000 participating colleges to choose from when applying.

Same as the website

The content offered by Common App is legitimate, as it's almost entirely the same as their website. It works by creating a single online application form that you can send to various colleges at a moment's notice. As the app is the same as the website, you can fill in your details and have them saved until you decide to apply at any time.

Constantly logging out

The one prevalent issue that the application presents is that it continually logs out of your account. This problem occurs every time you close the application or restart your mobile device. Unfortunately, there’s no way around this issue, and you'll need to re-enter your login details every time you start the app.

Our take

Common App is an excellent tool for submitting your applications to many colleges while you're on the move or without a computer. Alternative apps you can use to manage your college applications include The College Fair and Scoir Student. The app functions almost entirely like its website counterpart.

Should you download it?

Yes. If you're applying for college or are finishing high school soon, it's a great idea to install this app and use it on the go. Preparing and planning ahead is always a good idea.


  • Manage college applications on the go
  • Access your account anywhere
  • Search for colleges
  • Submit your applications


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