Updates for Current Sophomores and Juniors

Common App accounts created in 2015-2016 will roll over to 2016-2017! This means that juniors can create their account now — or whenever they are ready — and it will be available for them in 2016-2017 as seniors.

The College Board will offer the SAT test for the first time in August for the 2017-2018.  The anticipated date is August 26, 2017.

Prior-Prior Year (beginning 2016 for aid applications for the 2017-18 award year)

Prior-Prior Year (PPY) refers to a policy enabling students and families to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using tax information from two years ago. For example, a high school senior planning to enroll in college in Fall 2016 would be able to file FAFSA using taxes from 2014.

PPY debuts in October 2016, for aid applications for the 2017-18 award year. This means that the high school class of 2017 will be the first high school cohort to use the PPY FAFSA, and all returning college students in that same year will also use it.