Changing Your School's Common App Integration Status

BridgeU is excited to be an integration partner of the Common Application.

Read below to learn more about changing your school's BridgeU-Common App integration status:

  • How do I know if my school has the BridgeU-Common App integration enabled?
  • What does the integration allow my school to do?
  • What does BridgeU recommend?
  • My school IS NOT currently using the BridgeU-Common App integration but we would like to enable it. What do I need to do?
  • My school IS currently using the BridgeU-Common App integration, but we would like to disable it. What do I need to do?

If you would like additional guidance with this decision or have any questions not addressed in this help article, please contact your Customer Success Manager or email hi@bridge-u.com.

 

How do I know if my school has the BridgeU-Common App integration enabled?

The BridgeU-Common App integration is available to BridgeU schools that have access to BridgeU's Document Sending feature as part of their subscription. There are a few ways you will know if your school has the integration enabled:

  • Your school will receive an email from your BridgeU Customer Success Manager in July to confirm that the integration will be enabled for your school for the upcoming application cycle.
  • When your students set up their Common App account and enter your school's CEEB code in their 'Education' section, they will be prevented from inviting any counselor or teacher recommenders via Common App. They will be informed that their school is using BridgeU for this.
  • When your students log into BridgeU, they can navigate to their 'profile' in the top right corner and view the 'pair your Common App account' button. If they have already paired accounts, they will see their Common App ID (CAID) instead.

 

What does the integration allow my school to do?

As part of the integration, students can link their Common App and BridgeU accounts to allow for easy application information synchronisation. Advisors can complete submission of all supporting documents for their students on BridgeU directly without having to use Common App.

The integration functions at a school-wide level, so you do have to decide to opt-in or opt-out for all students who will be applying via Common App in a given application cycle. You are not able to choose to use the integration on a per-student basis. 

 

What does BridgeU recommend?

The integration provides a seamless experience for BridgeU schools. If you are a BridgeU school with document sending included in your subscription and students who will apply to Common App universities, BridgeU highly recommends using the integration to streamline your workflow. 

Please note: you should expect to complete an entire application cycle without changing your integration status either way. Regardless of whether you have started using Common App or the BridgeU-Common App integration, switching your school's integration status mid-application cycle may remove progress that has already been completed.

 

My school IS NOT currently using the BridgeU-Common App integration, but we would like to enable it. What do I need to do?

If you have already started using Common App directly and you or your students have completed the actions listed below, we recommend you continue using Common App to avoid reversing your progress:

  • Students have already invited their counselor and teacher recommenders on Common App.
  • Counselor or teacher recommenders have already submitted supporting documents on Common App (e.g. school report, counselor recommendation, teacher recommendation)

If you decide to go ahead and request to enable the BridgeU-Common App integration, please email hi@bridge-u.com and copy your Customer Success Manager using the following email template:

Subject:

Request to enable BridgeU-Common App integration

Body: 

I am an advisor at [school name] and would like to enable the BridgeU-Common App integration for the 2020-2021 application season.

My school's CEEB code is [CEEB code]. I understand that this process may take a few days, and understand that any recommender invites my students have already made or any supporting documents already submitted using the Common App directly may be reversed.

 

My school IS currently using the BridgeU-Common App integration, but we would like to disable it. What do I need to do?  

If you have already started using the BridgeU-Common App integration and you or your students have completed the actions listed below, we recommend you continue using the BridgeU-Common App integration to avoid reversing your progress:

  • Students have already requested teacher recommendation letters on BridgeU
  • Students have already matched and synced their BridgeU and Common App accounts
  • Advisors have already submitted supporting documents to Common App universities via BridgeU Document Sending (e.g., school report, counselor recommendation, teacher recommendation)

If you decide to go ahead and request to disable the BridgeU-Common App integration, please email hi@bridge-u.com and copy your Customer Success Manager using the following email template:

Subject:

Request to disable BridgeU-Common App integration

Body: 

I am an advisor at [school name] and would like to disable the BridgeU-Common App integration and use Common App directly for the 2020-2021 application season.

My school's CEEB code is [CEEB code]. I understand that this process may take a few days, and understand that any progress my students have made matching their BridgeU and Common App accounts or any supporting documents already submitted via BridgeU document sending may be reversed.

 

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