Common App for College Applications


    How to Set-Up Your Common App Account

    1. Go to
    2. Click Create an Account in the upper right corner.
    3. Fill in the required fields (Use a personal email account. DO NOT USE YOUR DOCS EMAIL ACCOUNT).
    4. Login.
    5. Add at least 1 college to your My Colleges List
    6. Choose the Common App tab, and choose Education section on the left.
      • Add Rush-Henrietta as your high school, fill in the few questions and save. You do not have to complete the entire Education section.
    7. Once completed, go back to My Colleges tab.
    8. Complete the FERPA waiver:
      • Choose one of your colleges.
      • Choose Recommenders and FERPA on the left.
      • Select Complete Release Authorization.
      • Check all the appropriate boxes, sign and save.
        • Note: You will be given a choice to waive or not to waive your right. It is our recommendation that you check the box for "I waive my right to review all recommendations and supporting documents..."
        • WE SUGGEST YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT as some recommenders will not write a letter if you do not waive your right.

    Visit Common App's website for a step-by-step Application Guide for First-Time Students.

     NEXT: Link your account to Naviance using the College Application Procedures.