# Deleting Your Common App Account: A Step-by-Step Guide
If you’re no longer planning to apply to colleges through the Common Application or simply wish to have your account deleted, you can do so easily. Here is a comprehensive guide on how to delete your Common App account.
## Step 1: Log in to Your Account
The first step is to log in to your Common App account using your login credentials.
## Step 2: Access “Account” Settings
Once you’re logged in, navigate to the top right corner of your home screen, where you’ll find a drop-down menu with options like “Dashboard,” “College Search,” and “Profile”. From the list, select “Account.”
## Step 3: Find and Select “Delete Account”
Under the “Account” section, you should see a page with options to edit your password, email address, or contact information. Below these fields, you’ll see a “Delete Your Account” button. Click on this button to proceed.
## Step 4: Review Your Decision
Before you proceed further, the Common Application will ask you to confirm your decision to delete your account. The prompt will also warn that once your account is deleted, it will be impossible to retrieve any account data, including submitted applications and any other material.
## Step 5: Confirm Your Choice and Delete
Once you’re sure that you want to delete the account, check the “I’m Sure” button to confirm your decision. Finally, click on “Delete Account,” and your Common App account will be permanently deleted.
## Tips and Precautions
– Deleting your account is irreversible, so make sure that you genuinely want to delete it before proceeding.
– Remember that once your account is deleted, all your data and application drafts are permanently lost.
– If you have concerns about account deactivation and its implications, contact the Common App help center to seek additional guidance.
– It’s important to note that deleting your account will not revoke any completed or submitted applications. If you want to withdraw your applications, you’ll have to follow the additional steps outlined by the Common App.
In conclusion, deleting your Common App account is an easy process as long as you carefully follow all the steps. If you have additional questions or need further guidance, feel free to reach out to the Common App help center.