The Common Application
Counselor Update

Before You Submit...

Clicking Submit on a school form or application is like dropping it in a mailbox: you cannot retrieve it, and you cannot edit it.  To avoid clicker's remorse, remember the following:

  • Make sure you have attached the correct documents for the correct students.
  • Verify that all documents are complete and legible before uploading.
  • Preview your work before submitting.
  • Do not name specific colleges or tailor letters to specific colleges.  Your submitted evaluation will be sent to ALL colleges to which the student applies.  (Naviance users might have more flexibility.  Ask your account administrator.)
Help Students Help Themselves 

Please do not submit questions on behalf of your students, no matter how efficient that strategy might seem.  Students should always seek help while logged into their accounts--and ideally from the same computer where they are experiencing the problem.  Doing so transmits information about the browser and operating system a student is using, which can be essential to helping us provide accurate assistance.  

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.