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The Common Application Company Profile

The Common Application is a not-for-profit membership organization that, since its founding over 35 years ago, has been committed to providing reliable services that promote equity, access, and integrity in the college application process. We serve students, member institutions, and secondary schools by providing applications those students and school officials may submit to any of our more than 500 members. Membership is open to colleges and universities that promote access by evaluating students using a holistic selection process.

News from The Common Application:

The Common Application Announces Leadership Transition

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Common Application announced today that Rob Killion has stepped down as its Executive Director. The Board of Directors, made up of chief admission officers and school counselors, and The Common Application senior staff will provide stable le…

The Common Application Receives Positive Response on Essay Prompts

Essay Prompts Successfully Support Holistic Selection Process ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — After a positive response from Common Application member colleges and school counselors, The Common Application will retain the current set of first-year essay prompts for 2014-15…