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Thursday Chatter - Common Application

Good news! The Common Application welcomes 42 new members! Big names like AUBURN, CLEMSON, UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA, and more... 


Bryn Athyn College (PA)

Carlow University (PA)

Holy Family University (PA)

Medaille College (NY)


Baker College (MI)

Buena Vista University (IA)

Bethel University (MN)

Cornerstone University (MI)

Lake Superior State University (MI)

Indiana Wesleyan University (IN)

Loyola University Chicago (IL)

Northern Illinois University (IL)

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)

Wilmington College (OH)


Arkansas Baptist College (AR)

Auburn University (AL)

Augusta University (GA)

Clemson University (SC)

Coastal Carolina University (SC)

Lees-McRae University (NC)

Milligan University (TN)

Norfolk State University (VA)

Palm Beach Atlantic University (FL)

Richard Bland College of William and Mary (VA)

Spalding University (KY)

Texas Tech University (TX)

Trevecca Nazarene University (TN)

Tuskegee University (AL)

University of Georgia (GA)

University of Louisville (KY)

The University of Texas at Dallas (TX)

The University of Texas at San Antonio (TX)

University of South Florida (FL)

Winthrop University (SC)


Fresno Pacific University (CA)

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (CO)


New College of the Humanities, London

* Fall class will be announced at the launch of the 2020-2021 application season on August 1.

Why do universities choose to use the Common Application as their college application platform? 

  • Universities can reach more students. 

  • The Application supports college access by creating a more accessible way to waive fees and reach programs that can benefit students. 

  • Colleges can clarify their strategies and use best practices.  

The Common Application for the Class of 2021 will go live on August 1. Most colleges will upload their supplemental questions in September. With new colleges utilizing this platform, students should know that applications will increase at most of these schools, which means the competition is more likely to increase. Stay motivated this summer, create your Common Application, and make sure you are writing an application that helps you stand out to the Admissions Office.  

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