What is the Common Black College Application?
The Common Black College Application (CBCA) is a website that enables students to apply to 67 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for only $20.
Congratulations to Robert Mason, CBCA Founder, on his newly released book, “Get Educated: The Man Behind The Common Black College Application.” Purchase your copy via this link and continue to support this life-changing mission.
The CBV Academy’s Three C’s of College Application webinar has been discounted to $20 in celebration of Mr. Mason’s book launch. The webinar clarifies the differences between the Common Application, the Common Black College Application, and the Coalition Application. Sign up via this link.
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What are the three primary benefits of the Common Black College Application?
The Common Black College Application (CBCA) has three primary benefits.
- Efficient – the primary benefit is the time and cost savings of using one website to apply to multiple colleges. This tool leverages technology and saves time for the student, parent, high school counselor, and anyone involved in the application process.
- Networking – The CBCA has an active private Facebook Group and a public Facebook Page.
- The Facebook group has over 15,000 members, including parents, students, college admissions counselors, high school counselors, HBCU alumni, and CBCA sponsors. The illustrious creator of the CBCA, Robert Mason, is also an active member of the group.
- The Facebook page has over 22,000 followers and is the primary page that hosts HBCU virtual college fairs.
- HBCU Possibilities – The college application process can be stressful and overwhelming. Students often don’t know what they want to major in and might not know what college they want to attend. The CBCA offers students several options to explore an HBCU in a different U.S. city or state. Can you imagine how life-changing a student’s college-bound journey would be if they get admitted to 60+ HBCUs and get scholarship offers as well?
What is the Common Black College (CBCA) Student Ambassador Program?
The CBCA Student Ambassador Program is open for rising high school students graduating in 2023. This International CBCA Board sponsors this program which is an opportunity to obtain leadership and learn more about the HBCUs participating in the program. To be eligible, students must apply to the CBCA in the fall of 2022 via this link. Email questions to email@example.com. Read testimonials from students who have earned scholarships from CBV resources.The Three C’s of College Applications
Does the College Bound Village Sponsor Students?
The College Bound Village LLC started sponsoring students in 2020 by paying the $20 application fee. Students typically participate in CBV Scholarship Challenges or Scholarship Saturday sessions to be eligible. Several students have also applied to the CBCA and earned partial and fully funded scholarships upon admission. Chelsea Johnson (shown below) earned a full-ride scholarship from Tennessee State University during the October 2021 30-Day Scholarship Challenge. Learn more about our current CBV Challenges via this link.
What is the difference between the Common Application and the Common Black College Application (CBCA)?
The Common Application is a one-stop shop for students to apply to more than 900+ colleges and universities, including but not limited to HBCUs. Students can utilize the Common Application and the CBCA to apply to colleges. For example, students can apply to Prairie View A&M using the CBCA or the Common Application, but not both. Submitting two applications to one college can cause unnecessary delays for applicants.
Students can also use the Common Application to apply to some of the most popular HBCUs, such as North Carolina A&T, Howard University, Spelman College, Morehouse College, and Hampton University. The CBCA does not currently sponsor these HBCUs.
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