What's the Deadline for the Common App?

Early deadlines are coming up! Avoid additional stress by submitting your Common App before the deadline. Here’s how to prepare...
October 30, 2020

Early deadlines are coming up so make sure to avoid any stress by submitting before the deadline.

For your Common App applications, here is the rule for calculating the deadlines:

11:59pm, the student's local time, on deadline day

Pro tip:

Technical glitches can happen, servers can crash, the tech gods can get angry.

Try to submit the day before so that you have time to resolve any problems that crop up.

Before you submit, save a preview of your application so that you have a copy of it, and also screenshot the page that shows you have submitted. Just in case you need to prove that you did.

And once you've submitted, CELEBRATE. It's a big deal!

Anna Ivey is one of the founders of Inline. An experienced admissions consultant and a frequently cited media expert on the topic of college admissions, she is also co-author of the college admissions bible How to Prepare a Standout College Application. Learn more about Anna's background here.

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