In addition to a new mobile app, and new "Gratitude" essay prompt, the Common App will also be launching a more inclusive application for the 2021-2022 admissions season.
Some of the changes to the application include:
The removal of the school discipline question
The removal of the military discharge question
Revisions to the citizenship, family, and geography questions
Revisions to the sex/gender questions
The removal of the religious preference question
The purpose for these changes is to make the application more equitable, make students feel more supported and to reduce barriers for students of color or low-income backgrounds seeking higher education.