Applying for College using the Common Application


Yes, The Common Application went live August 1st and the University of Michigan sent out this great neon sign announcing the opening. The University of Michigan is a school that moved from not accepting the Common Application one year to only accepting the Common Application the next year!  “There are now over 500 Common Application members in 47 states, the District of Columbia, as well as in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, Qatar, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. While they represent tremendous diversity in size, mission, location, and selectivity, they all share a commitment of promoting access through holistic admission. “Holistic” in this context means colleges and universities must accept teacher recommendations, student essays, student activities, etc. - over and above GPA and test scores.

At Rivermont, seniors will be participating in the Applying Using the Common Application Workshop soon after returning to school in August.  Although the Common Application allows seniors to apply to up to 20 colleges and universities through one application, it can be complicated. This workshop will help address complications that may arise during the application process.




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