PreSubmission Checklist for CommonApp


  1. Have you linked your BridgeU and Common App account using the CEEB Code?
    Ensure you 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. See student setup guide here.

  2. Have you answered the FERPA status? 
    Check your Common App to see that you have completed the FERPA. Make sure to then sync your Universities on your Applications list on BridgeU once it has been completed.

  3. Requesting Teacher Recommendations must be done through BridgeU
    Once your BridgeU account is set up for the CommonApp integration, you should be prompted to invite teacher recommenders through BridgeU. Check with your counselor if you should be requesting these directly using the BridgeU Recommendations Tool, or if your counselor will be processing teacher recommendations this on your behalf. Please do not invite Teacher or Counselor Recommenders through the Common App. You may have done so before you linked your accounts, which will prevent Counselors and Teachers from uploading recommendations through BridgeU. To resolve this, you can manually remove recommendation requests put through your CommonApp accounts. To do so, go to the trash can icon on your Recommender & FERPA page on the Common App:





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