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New program to replace Common Application

Senior Brittney Burwell logs into her Common Application account.

By Madison Hurr, Features Editor

October 29, 2015

Come next summer, there will be another option for applying to college to rival the Common Application, an organization that has been used by college applicants for 40 years to apply to over 600 institutions worldwide. Current juniors and sophomores will most likely not be affected, but freshmen and...

Colleges not using Common App are missing out

Colleges not using Common App are missing out

By Yash Nigam, Online Opinions Editor

October 27, 2014

The "Common Application" is a deceptive name because it is, in fact, uncommon to many colleges. While hundreds of colleges have transitioned to using the Common App as their main admissions portal, there are still more that cling to their own online applications system or prefer paper applications to...

Common Application Faces Untimely Glitches

Common Application Faces Untimely Glitches

By Danielle Kiefer, Arts Editor

October 17, 2013

The government may not be the only thing shut down—the new version of the online Common Application, a college application website often referred to as the Common App, has been experiencing many glitches and crashed Oct. 14. Only days before many schools' Early Action and Early Decision deadlines,...

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