When completing the applicants applications for admission to bachelor degree in USA it is common practice to use automated systems that allow you to apply online to multiple colleges and universities. It's much easier than complete applications in each University separately.
The most common in the United States system for filing applications with the universities abbreviated Today it represents over 500 educational institutions.
System SA was founded in 1975 and is used by over 500 American universities, mostly private, and most public schools apply their own processing program for admission.
The program has long been used in higher education, therefore the majority of members of the selection Committee are familiar with it. CA is starting on 1 August – a month later than the other known in the U.S. the application system to universities - UCA.
Common Application collects information about the applicants so universities could fully evaluate the candidate for admission. Applicant must provide:
It is important to note that adding to the system an essay and recommendations subsequently saves a lot of time and greatly simplifies the process of sending documents.
In 2014, launched a new version of the system SA. Students using the program, noted a number of disadvantages:
In addition, the system handles hundreds of thousands of applications in 2013-14 there were more than 800 000 and the number of technical staff is limited. Troubleshooting can take quite a lot of time, so you should be cautious to use the system, like if the deadlines for the submission of applications.
About UCA, another well-known application system that is used by many prestigious universities in US, read here.
Calendar of admission to US universities , see here.