Seniors should note that while the Common Application went live last night at 8pm EDT (a few hours before the scheduled launch time), all other colleges’ applications have their own individual dates. Some of these dates mean the applications are available for filling out while others have earliest submission dates. For example, the University of Wisconsin-Madison will be posting its undergraduate application on September 1 but the first day there will be allowance for actually submitting the application is September 15. The lesson in all of this is that students need to be aware that the most up-to-date information will be on the individual college’s website. Students working directly with me will be able to take advantage of a tracking mechanism for these dates once they begin their application process.