The Common Application allows you to apply to 10 schools for free using one essay. Although some schools may ask for “supplemental essays” (which is just a fancy way of saying “additional essays”) so the school can get a better sense of who you are, other schools are perfectly content receiving just that one essay and all of your personal information.

→ Benefits

By applying through the Common Application it means you can save yourself not only a lot of time from having to write on a variety of different essay prompts and fill out many applications, but also save yourself a lot of money. Some schools charge up to $75 per individual application.

→ Detriments

Not all schools are on the Common Application.

Check out the www.commonapp.org.