Admission Cycle Begins for Selective Colleges

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The Common Application, Inc, announced today that the 2005-06 admission cycle has begun for selective colleges and universities.

This year we expect well over half a million applications will be submitted online” noted Rob Killion, the organization's Executive Director,

The Common Application, Inc, announced today that the 2005-06 admission cycle has begun for selective colleges and universities.

The Common Application for undergraduate admission -- accepted by nearly 300 of the nation's most selective colleges and universities -- officially became available today at http://www.commonapp.org. "This year we expect well over half a million applications will be submitted online” noted Rob Killion, the organization's Executive Director, "and millions more will be mailed."

Killion also highlighted some major improvements to this year's Common App Online:

  • online transmission of recommendations
  • online application fee payment
  • an online Transfer Common Application
  • an online "Checklist" to help applicants keep track of their deadlines and submissions
  • much easier data imports for colleges -- enabling speedier application processing

The Common Application is a not-for-profit organization that serves students and member institutions by providing an admission application -- online and in print -- that students may submit to any of our nearly 300 members. Membership is limited to colleges and universities that evaluate students using a holistic selection process. Since our founding over 30 years ago, we have been committed to maintaining a reliable service while promoting equity, access, and integrity in the college application process.

For more information, see http://www.commonapp.org.

“Common Application," “Common App," and "Common App Online" are trademarks of The Common Application, Inc.

Contact Information:

Rob Killion, Executive Director

The Common Application, Inc

703.860.7288

http://www.commonapp.org

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