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Work Ahead with Common App Roll Over

By Lisa Mark Robinson

With the roll over feature for the Common App, students can get a jump start on applications prior to the official launch of the 2017-18 application on August 1, 2017. Keep in mind Common App will go offline and be unavailable starting July 24th until the 2017-18 app launches August 1st.

Ready to get started? Go here and set-up your account then login to work on your future application.

Most, not all, of the application can be completed any time then when the student logs on August 1st or later their stored information will appear in the new application.  Here’s what rolls over:

Profile
Family
Education
Testing
Activities
Writing

For 2017-18 there are some enhancements to the Common App that won’t roll over. Therefore, once a student logs in August 1 or later, they will still need to go through each section to double check answers and complete anything new from the enhancements to the application. This includes but is not limited to:

Questions on gender identity and sex are now separate
Listing all high school courses and grades, not just senior year courses
Those “activities” you wish to categorize as social justice or internship as these were not options in the past
The two essay/personal statement prompts that were not previously offered

Additionally, answering college specific questions as well as inviting recommenders and advisor access will not be available until the new application launches.