Beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, Eastern University will now be accepting the common application, as it is now one of the 39 new members who use the application. The common application will be “removing barriers in the application process,” commented Michael Dziedziak, Director of Undergraduate Admissions.
Over 456 universities use the common application. Students who apply to schools using the common application don’t need to worry about filling out individual college applications for their college choice. Students can apply to all those schools listed on the common app website.
The common application is a non-profit membership association that has been around since 1975. They offer first year and transfer students an online college application that is transferable to the different schools who accept it. This offers easier access to colleges that students haven’t heard of during their search process. Going through individualized college applications can be time-consuming, but with the common application, students are saving time as well as increasing their chances of getting accepted to a variety of colleges. The common application may be the only application future students will need to fill out.
Sources: www.eastern.edu/news/releases/2012/commonapp.html, www.commonapp.org/CommonApp/default.aspx