College common application

Writes a friend:


The common app is accepted by most US colleges.  Today they offered the following; now asking about being disciplined in high school is deemed racist:

Earlier this summer, I spoke to Common App member colleges about the critical role higher education institutions play in improving racial equity in the college admission process. The turbulent times we’re experiencing now demand thoughtful, yet radical change. It has never been more important for Common App to do its part to join the fight for such change.

That’s why today, we announced the removal of the school discipline question from the common portion of the application, as well as the School Report, beginning with the 2021-2022 application season. You can learn more details around our decision below.

The removal of this question will potentially help thousands more students complete and submit their applications each year and present their full range of skills, talents, and lived experiences.

As always, we value your support. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.


Jenny Rickard

President & CEO

Common App