The Common Application Takes Action to Address Systemic Racism

We recently saluted The Common Application for taking decisive action to address systemic racism. And what did Common App. do, you ask? The organization that makes the central platform through which the vast majority of college applicants apply to colleges opted to eliminate the prompt that asked applicants to answer … 

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Universities Show Support for Never Again Movement

Will students who participate in #NeverAgain protests or stage walkouts at their schools in the hope of decreasing gun violence in America face repercussions come the time they apply for admission to colleges? More than 40 schools have said that they most certainly will not face any negative consequences — … 

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The Common Application’s Discipline Question

In our September 2008 Newsletter, Discipline Questions on the College Application, we suggested that before students checked the “yes” box on the Common Application where it asked: “Have you ever been adjudicated guilty or convicted of a misdemeanor, felony, or other crime,” their parent should consult with an attorney. We said this … 

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