Common Application Now Available

The Common Application is now available online at

This means students can start to enter their information, and begin their final school essays (supplements too!)
Please note that some schools, which accept the Common Application, have not yet released their supplemental applications, and this is nothing to worry about.

The main Common Application includes two essays: a 150-word essay about your involvement in a particular extracurricular or work-related activity, and a 500-word answer to one of 6 topics, one of which is “Topic of your Choice.”

In addition to the Common Application, several other schools will now be releasing their individual applications for Fall 2013 as well, including University of Florida, Florida State University, University of Central Florida and Indiana University at Bloomington.

The Common Application also gained 37 new members for the 2012-13 application cycle. That brings the total number of colleges and universities that accept the Common Application to 488.  Member schools are in 46 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, and Switzerland.

It is to your great advantage to get started on these applications as soon as possible–with some extra effort now, you can have much of the work done before senior year even starts!

Clients of International College Counselors, be sure to contact us with your information once you’ve registered for the Common App or any other schools’ applications, so that we can go over everything with you and help finalize your drafts before you push “Submit”!  Also don’t forget to make note of your log in and password, and to send it to us once there is something for us to review.

In the meantime, should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to let us know.