The Common Application
Counselor Update

App Essential To School Forms Delivery

If you have submitted school forms online, remember that a college will not be able to download them unless a student submits a Common Application to that college. As the number of online recommenders continues to grow, please help us reinforce this crucial message with your students. 

System Performs Well On November 15 

November 15 marked another significant deadline day for many applicants and recommenders. Throughout the days, we closely monitored volume and system performance to ensure a smooth experience for all users. The block to the right of this article displays high-level statistics to date. Our Support Team continues to help individual applicants and recommenders who need assistance.

Internet Explorer 11 Update

On Friday, Microsoft introduced a new version of Internet Explorer, which is causing upload and submission errors for some recommenders. We expect to have a fix in place shortly and will update you when we do. In the meanwhile, if you have updated this browser and are having trouble, the Support Team can assist.

11.15.13 Statistics
Registered Users
1,132,912 (+17%)*

349,209 (+24%)*

1,083,263 (+23%)* 
Recommender Forms
4,294,250 (+30%)* 
*compared to 11.15.12  
Board of Directors  

Thyra Briggs 
Harvey Mudd College 
Eric Furda 
University of Pennsylvania 
Past President 
Carey Thompson 
Rhodes College 
Senior Counselor 
Michael Pina 
Greens Farms Academy 
Danya Berry 
Dayton Early College Academy 
Jennifer Desjarlais
Wellesley College  
Heidi Green 
Fayetteville-Manlius High School 
Monica Inzer 
Hamilton College 
Kevin Kelly 
University of Massachusetts Amherst 
Greg Roberts 
University of Virginia 
Gail Sweezey
Gettysburg College 
Gil Villanueva 
University of Richmond 
Chris White 
The Gary and Jerri-Ann Jacobs High Tech High 
Ex Officio Non-Voting  Rob Killion
Executive Director
Common Application
Aba Blankson, Director of Communications
The Common Application, Inc.