Some colleges provide their own, college-specific application systems, allowing them to control and customize questions, forms and final data collection.
If the college name does NOT appear on the Common App Member Colleges or Coalition Member Colleges, then it likely provides a college-specific format. To verify which application types a college accepts, search the college's website for freshman or undergraduate admissions instructions.
Examples of colleges that EXCLUSIVELY accept their own, college-specific applications (as of May 1, 2016):
If you are applying to only ONE Common App member college, check if the school has its own application as this would be less time-consuming than the Common App. DO NOT send both applications or you may delay your application process.