You can add Keuka College to the growing list of colleges and universities that use the Common Application.
The Common Application is used for undergraduate admissions by more than 490 colleges and universities. It appeals to students who apply to multiple schools, said Dr. Gary Smith, vice president of the Center for Professional Studies and International Programs.
“The Common Application will allow students to apply to Keuka in a more simple and convenient way,” said Smith. “Given the complexities of searching for the right school and then filling out a variety of applications, we believe that the Common Application will streamline this process for those students interested in Keuka College.”
“With the Common Application, we expect that more prospective students will find Keuka College during their college search, and thus increase overall applications,” said Jack Farrell, acting director of enrollment management.
The Common Application membership association was established in 1975 by 15 private colleges seeking to provide a common, standardized first-year application form for use at any member institution.
The Common Application resembles most college applications, requesting personal and educational data, standardized test information, family information, academic honors, extracurricular activities, work and volunteer experiences, and other questions the member institutions have in common but used to ask independently.
Advocates say the four-page application is not only saves applicants time but allows them to channel their efforts into writing a single strong essay. The application may be submitted electronically or by mail.