It seems that there's an app for everything these days. In many ways, smart phones - and all their capabilities - have become an extension of how we use our brains and store information. Apps have allowed us to become more streamlined in tracking our finances, keeping up with the news, getting paid, reading novels on our phones at any time, getting directions, and in staying in touch with our friends and neighbors - just to name a few.
Now there is an app that helps with the overwhelming process of college applications.
The Common App helps students to keep on task with college applications by easily viewing pertinent college information and deadlines all in one place.
As the app description states, students can easily:
Explore a list of nearly 700 colleges
Access your Common App college list and add colleges to it.
Search the writing requirements for each college
See each college's deadline
View your submission status for each application
Invite and manage your recommenders
Receive helpful push notifications about upcoming deadlines and other important events
If you are a student or parent, the Common App might be your solution to streamlining the college application process.
Note: the rollover feature with the Common App allows students to gain some momentum before the official launch of the 2017-18 application on August 1st. From July 24th-July 31st, the app will be offline until its' launch on August 1st.