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The Common App Launches a Mobile App

by Emily Toffelmire[1], former admissions officer at University of Southern California The Common App, the most widely used centralized college application platform in the U.S., launched a mobile app version just last week. In the press release regarding the mobile app, The Common Application cited a study from the Pew Research Center that found 25% of teens from lower-income homes lack...

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Common App Launches 2020-2021 Application Season on August 1

ARLINGTON, Va., July 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Common App, the non-profit membership organization dedicated to access, equity and integrity in the college admissions process, is announcing the launch of the 2020-2021 application on Saturday, August 1. Used by more than three million applicants, teachers, and counselors across the United States and around the world each year, the Common App platform...

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Common App Announces more than $1.6 Million to Support Access and Equity Initiatives

Arlington, VA– Common App, the non-profit membership organization dedicated to access, equity and integrity in the college admissions process, announced today that it has been awarded a grant of more than $1.6 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support a data-driven approach to college access and equity research initiatives. This research will enable Common App stakeholders, including...

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Common Application: The Hidden Factors

In an April blog post titled Recommendation Letters In the Era of Covid-19[1], we noted that “LORs [letters of recommendation] were important in admission decisions even before the Coronavirus made in-person interviews problematic, and they’re likely to increase in importance now.” Nothing that we’ve learned since then has changed our minds about that… …but there’s another dimension to recommenders and...

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