Common Application

The Common Application is another option for applying to a variety of colleges, including the University of Chicago. It ask for basic information about your background, academic profile, and extracurricular activities, as well as a personal statement. It becomes available online August 1st of the academic year that you apply.

Why the Common Application May Work for You:

  • Students only need to fill out the Common Application once. This will then be sent to any Common Application school they wish to apply to.
    • Applicants to UChicago will need to submit separate UChicago-specific supplemental essays.
  • The Common Application is the best-known and most widely used college application platform.
  • Students can submit their UChicago Supplement either directly through the Common Application or through their UChicago Account.