Pairing your BridgeU & CommonApp accounts

The following steps below will show you how to pair your BridgeU and Common App accounts. Completing this process will allow you to add Common App universities and colleges to your BridgeU Applications list. Pairing your accounts also ensures that information, such as your selected application deadline, is consistent across both platforms. 

Note: Please pair your BridgeU & CommonApp accounts as soon as your CommonApp account is created to avoid disruption to your application process. 

How-to video:


Step by step process:

Step 1: When logged in to your BridgeU account navigate to the top right corner and click your name > profile.



Step 2: From your profile click the button to pair your Common App account



Step 3: A pop-up will appear with points to note. If you haven't set up your Common App account yet, please proceed to create an account. If you have already created an account, proceed to Step 4 below to add your school in the Education section of your Common App profile.



 Step 4: Log in to your Common App account. Navigate to Common App > Education > Current or Most Recent Secondary/High School > Find School.


Step 5: We recommend searching for your school by CEEB Code. If you are not sure of your school's CEEB Code, check the pop-up within your BridgeU account (see example in Step 3 above). Enter the code, select your school, and click continue.



Step 6: Navigate back to your BridgeU account and click to Proceed to Common App.



Step 7: This will take you back to Common App where you may be prompted to sign in again. After this you will be prompted to check the I Agree box and click to Connect.



Step 8: You will be redirected back to BridgeU, where you will now see that your Common App and BridgeU accounts are paired.



Step 9: Verify that your Common App ID (CAID) listed in BridgeU (see Step 8 above) matches the one listed in Common App.


Note: Congratulations, you have now successfully paired your Common App and BridgeU accounts! 



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