FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Once your Common Black College Application has been submitted, you have applied to all 53 Member Institutions. Although you were able to select your top four choices, your application is made available to all 53 colleges.

This list of questions and answers have been provided to help you complete the application process. If you are not receiving any correspondence, please contact our office at (770) 716-0616 or email us at contact@CommonBlackCollegeApp.com. Please note, all of our correspondence is sent using email.

Questions Concerning Completing The Common Black College Application

Q. What do I do if I submitted my EDU, Inc. Application online and I got an error message saying I had a duplicate application.

A. When completing your EDU, Inc. application you may have used an apostrophe ( ‘ ) exclamation point ( ! ) or dash ( – ) in your name or in some other place on the application. Please remove the dash, exclamation point or apostrophe and you should be able to successfully submit your application.

Questions Concerning Application Fees

Q. Once I submit my Common Black College Application and pay the $35 application fee, do I have to pay any other application fees?

A. No you do not have to pay any other application fees to the Member Institutions.

Q. Does the Common Black College Application accept fee waivers for the $35 application fee?

A. Unfortuntely, we do not accept fee waivers because the application fee is only $35 to apply to all 53 colleges.

Q. Can I pay the $35 Common Black College Application fee after completing my application online with a credit or debit card?

A. Yes you can pay the $35 fee after completing your application online with a credit or debit card.

(Once your application has been submitted, you can pay the application fee online by clicking on the link CHECK APPLICATION STATUS.

Q. Can I pay the $35 application fee with a check or money order?

A. Yes the $35 application fee can be paid with a check or money order. After submitting your application, you will be asked if you want to pay the fee online or if you want to print an invoice? Print the invoice and send it to our office at:

Common Black College Application

2625 Piedmont Road

Suite 56315

Atlanta, GA 30324

Questions Concerning Changes To Application

Q. Can I make changes to my Common Black College Application once it has been submitted?

A. No you are not allowed to make changes to the Common Black College Application once it has been submitted.

Explanation: Your application is submitted to the Member Institutions immediately
after it has been submitted. As a result, you will have to contact the colleges you are interested in attending to provide any updated information.

Questions Concerning Submitting Transcripts and Test Scores (High School Students)

Q. How do I submit my transcripts and test scores to the Common Black College Application Member Institutions?

A. You will receive a Confirmation Letter, explaining how to submit your transcript and tests scores, once your Common Black College Application has been submitted and the $35 application fee has been paid. Please click here if you have not received your Confirmation Letter.

Please bring a copy of the Confirmation Letter to your School Counselor.

Explanation: The 25 Member Institutions listed below will accept transcripts and test scores faxed to our office at (404) 745-0124 or mailed to us at EDU, Inc. | 2625 Piedmont Road | Suite 56315 | Atlanta, GA 30324

Once your transcripts and test scores are uploaded to our system, and made available to the 25 Member Institutions, you will receive an email confirmation.

Alabama A & M University

Benedict College

Bethune Cookman University

Central State University

Coppin State University

Dillard University

Edward Waters College

Fisk University

Florida Memorial University

Huston-Tillotson University

Jarvis Christian College

Kentucky State University

Livingstone College

LeMoyne-Owen College

Mississippi Valley State University

Morgan State University

Paine College

Paul Quinn College

Philander Smith College

Stillman College

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Virginia State University

Voorhees College

Wiley College

University of the Virgin Islands

Q. Do I have to fax an official transcript to EDU, Inc. to be made available to the 25 Member Institutions that will download the transcript from your system?

A. Yes you are required to fax an official transcript to the Office of EDU, Inc.

Q. Do I have to fax my official test scores to EDU, Inc. to be made available to the 25 Member Institutions that will download the test scores from your system?

A. Your test scores can be sent on a College Board / ACT label or they can be on your transcript.

Explanation: The remaining 28 Member Institutions listed below require you to send official transcripts and test scores directly to their Office of Admissions. Please click on the blue link to view or print a copy of the Confirmation Letter.

Alabama State University

Alcorn State University

Allen University

Bennett College

Bowie State University

Charles R. Drew University of  Science & Medicine

Cheyney State University

Claflin University

Clark Atlanta University

Fort Valley State University

Grambling State University

Harris-Stowe State University

Johnson C. Smith University

Lane College

Lincoln University (MO)

Morris College

Norfolk State University

Rust College

Saint Augustine’s College

Shaw University

South Carolina State University

Southern University and A & M College

Tuskegee University

Tougaloo College

Talladega College

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Virginia University of Lynchburg

Wilberforce University

Q. Do I have to mail an official copy of my transcripts to the 25 Member Institutions that require transcripts and scores to be sent directly to their Office of Admissions?

A. Yes it is required you have your School Counselor or Registrar send official copies of your transcripts to all of the 25 Member Institutions you are interested in attending.

Q. Do I have to mail an official copy of my test scores to the 25 Member Institutions who require transcripts and scores be sent directly to their Office of Admissions?

A. Yes it is required you send official copies of your test scores to any of the 25 Member Institutions you are interested in attending.

Questions Concerning Submitting Transcripts and Test Scores (Transfer Students)

Q. If I am a community college / transfer student do I send official transcripts to all of the Member Institutions I am interested in attending?

A.  Yes –  If you are a community college / transfer student, an official copy of all of your college transcripts must be sent to all of the Member Institution you are interested in attending.

Q. How long should I wait before I contact the Member Institutions to check on the status of my application?

A. 5 to 7 business days after your transcripts and test scores have been sent.

Q. What should I do if the Member Institution says they do not have my application, transcripts or test scores.

A. Always be sure to indicate when calling, emailing or mailing the Member Institutions, you applied to their college using the Common Black College Application. When calling, ask for the person who processes the Common Black College Applications. If that person indicates they do not have your application, transcripts and test scores please ask for the person’s name and we will contact the college on your behalf.

You can email us the contact person at the college you spoke to at contact@CommonBlackCollegeApp.com or you can contact our office at (770) 716-0616. Please speak as clearly as possible and repeat the number where you can be reached at least two times so we can return your call.

Questions Concerning Recommendations and Essay

Q. Where do I send my essay and recommendations?

A. Your essay and recommendations should be sent to all the colleges you are interested in attending.

Questions concerning supplemental information.

Q. Will I be required to send any additional information to the Member Institutions.

A. Some Member Institutions will require to submit supplemental information for example:

Are you the first member of your immediate family to attend college?