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What's New in the Common App This Year?

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College football teams are getting ready to kick off their new seasons later this month, but the Common Application has already kicked off for this year. If you're planning on using the Common App this year, there are some new features you should check out now. You can read about all the details for yourself here, but I'll give you the short version of highlights -- a kind of quick-start guide -- in case you're in a hurry.

First, there's a new website designed to help students better plan for college, explore their options and apply. Applicants will now be able to better access the Common App from mobile devices and tablets. Visitors to the updated commonapp.org will also be able to learn about new research from Common App that will help them improve college access.

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