Tips for Students, Advisors and Teachers before starting their Common App Integration

Tips for Students: 

Ensure students have linked the correct Common App account to BridgeU, and that their information is consistent across both platforms (in particular the CommonApp ID). When linking both accounts, students will indicate the school they are currently studying in when filling the “education” section of the CommonApp profile. We recommend that students select the school from the list by searching  the CEEB Code

If your school’s BridgeU account is set up for the CommonApp integration, students should be prompted to invite teacher recommenders through BridgeU. Students must not invite Teacher or Counselor Recommenders through the Common App but they may have done so before they linked their accounts. This will prevent Counselors and Teachers from uploading recommendations through BridgeU. To resolve this, students can manually remove recommendation requests put through their CommonApp accounts.. To do so, they can go to the trash can icon on their Recommender & FERPA page:




Tips for Advisors and Teachers:

The Common App does not allow the same email address to be used by staff members across both platforms. If you have sent any documents through the Common App this document sending season, please either update your email address on BridgeU, or email us/the Common App Support to change your email address on their portal.

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