What is the Common Application, and should I use it?

The common application is a route many students take to streamline and simplify the application process. The way it works is that you fill out one application, make copies and send them to however many different schools you would like to apply to. It simplifies the college application process and eliminates duplication of effort. Keep in mind that most colleges require that you complete supplementary material. This can be overwhelming depending on how many colleges you apply to. Stay organized by making checklists to keep track of what you have or haven’t sent in.

Common Application website: http://www.commonapp.org/