The Common Application
Counselor Update

Email Alias May Impact Student Roster

Sometimes, teachers and counselors have multiple valid email aliases. (For example, and may both be valid email addresses that feed into a single account.) If these email addresses are published in school directories, it is possible for students to invite you using an email address that is not the same as the one connected to your Common App account. If some students are not showing up on your roster, it might be because they used the wrong address. (And it might also be because they misspelled your name.)

Submission Doesn't End With Payment

The submission process is a three-step sequence. First, students review a copy of their application. Second, they pay the application fee (unless using a fee waiver). Finally, they sign the affirmation and complete submission. Some students are stopping this sequence after paying the application fee but before submitting the application. For this reason, it's always a good idea for students to check their Dashboard for confirmation of submission status.

12.01.13 Statistics
Registered Users
1,205,856 (+17%)*

479,268 (+19%)*

1,462,938 (+18%)* 
Recommender Forms
5,439,560 (+26%)* 
*compared to 12.01.12  
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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 
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Executive Director
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