2018-2019 Common App is Available Now

The 2018-2019 Common App opened earlier today. In addition to information about the Common App, this post also includes other “shared” college applications available to you and resources for transfer applicants applying to private and out-of-state colleges.

Common App Information & Resources

The 2018-2019 Common App is mobile-friendly; although I would suggest completing the forms on a computer (unless you really want to type out your essays on your phone). If you created an account for the previous application (2017-2018), you will be able to roll over your information to the current application (2018-2019).

Applicant Resources

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Other “Shared” College Applications

In addition to Common App, you now have some choices in the “shared” application you can complete depending on your list of colleges:

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Resources for Transfers Applying to Private and OOS Colleges

Don’t assume you are limited to the UCs or CSUs if you are attending a California community college. For other college options, check out Saddleback College Transfer Center’s list of articulation agreements with Private and Out-of-State Colleges and Universities (quite a few accept IGETC).

36 California private colleges now offer Transfer Admission Guarantee to California community college students completing their Associate Degree for Transfer. Find more information here.
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Shirley Wureply
August 2, 2018 at 12:48 am

Dear Ms Sun, Thanks for sharing so much valuable information and I have an urgent question to ask and hopefully you can help me out. I am the mother of a rising junior and my daughter is currently taking an art summer school (California State Summer Art School). Students successfully completing this program will be awarded three unit college credits from Humboldt State University, but it is not a letter grade. I just heard today that when applying to UC, non-letter grade from a university/college will not boost the applicant’s GPA (as it is not weighted) but may have negative impact. As the deadline to request the college unit is tomorrow, so I really hope you can give me some advice. Thanks. Shirley

Ms. Sunreply
August 2, 2018 at 1:37 am
– In reply to: Shirley Wu

The UCs actually say to put those kinds of classes in the “Coursework Other Than A-G” section (in Activities & Awards). Since it’s not going to be in the Academic History section, it doesn’t really matter. You can request the college unit; it may or may not count toward a UC degree (the registrar needs to make a determination whether something like that is transferable).

Shirley Wureply
August 2, 2018 at 4:50 pm


Ms. Sunreply
August 2, 2018 at 8:39 pm
– In reply to: Shirley Wu

I’m happy to help!

Any Questions?