Monthly Archives: February 2014


The Common Application is the online application program that serves more than 500 colleges. It changed dramatically last year and had challenges for all users. Perhaps the change in leadership will not only make the application easier but also its communication with and respect for others. 

New Common Application Leadership


College applicants next year will have more application options as the University of Chicago is joining the Universal Application. “We decided to announce we will join the Universal College Application for the next application year now because we want applicants, families, recommenders, and the Higher Education community to know of […]

University of Chicago to Join Universal Application


From the Common Application Website The Common Application will retain the current set of first-year essay prompts for 2014-15, without any edits or additions. The essay length will continue to be capped at 650 words. The feedback received from member colleges and school counselors has been positive. The essay prompts will be reviewed on […]

2014-2015 Common Application Prompts Stay the Same As 2013-2014