The Common Application
Counselor Update

Withdrawing Apps After ED Admission

When students apply under an Early Decision plan, they agree to withdraw their applications to other colleges if admitted.  To do this, students must contact these other colleges directly. The Common Application does not have a mechanism for withdrawing submitted applications. (Students seeking financial aid do not need to withdraw other applications until they have received notification about financial aid from the admitting Early Decision institution.)

Support Continues 24/7

As we approach January 1 deadlines, our support team remains ready to assist you and your students with any questions you may have. We will be staffed all day, every day, throughout the holiday week.

Enjoy A Well-Deserved Break

This update will be the last of 2013. Thank you for all you do in support of your students. We wish you a restful winter break and a Happy New Year.

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  
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.