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College Application Systems

Learn more below about some of the most common general college application systems that allow students to create one account to apply to multiple schools.

Common Application

The Common Application (a.k.a. The Common App) allows students to apply to any of their over 1,000 partnering schools and programs using one general application.

Common Black Application

The Common Black Application allows students to apply to as many Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as you’d like by paying a one time $20 application fee.

University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota’s Share My App program allows students to easily apply to multiple U of MN campuses. A student would need to first apply to the Twin Cities campus and may then apply to another U of MN campus by accessing the invitation in their online application tracker portal to share your app with other U of MN campuses just by completing a short form.

MN State Colleges and Universities

The MN State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) application system allows students to easily apply to multiple MnSCU colleges and universities. The student would choose any MnSCU school first and they can then easily add more schools after submitting the first application to send their application to any other MnSCU school.

University of Wisconsin

This link allows students to apply to schools in the University of Wisconsin system, sometimes without paying an application fee.

University of California

The University of California (UC) system uses one application only - their own. This is the only way to apply to UC schools. All UC schools have the same deadline of Nov. 30.