The Common Application
Counselor Update

Support Update

As we head into our busiest weeks of the year, we are preparing for an anticipated increase in support requests by adding staff to the Help Center. Fortunately, the delays some users experienced earlier in the fall are well behind us. For the last couple of weeks, we have been emptying the applicant queue on a daily basis--and the recommender queue has not been far behind. We know how important timely, accurate assistance is for you and your students, and we are committed to meeting this expectation as January 1 approaches.

Checking on Form Status

We are always happy to share information about the status of school forms. To provide the most accurate information, we need the request to come from the counselor or teacher. When counselors and teachers submit a ticket through the Help Center, we receive information about their accounts and computer configuration that is often essential to helping us answer the question.

Paper Teacher Evaluation Corrected 

This past weekend we rolled out a fix to the offline Teacher Evaluation. Before the release, the ratings grid was not displaying the two righthand columns. Paper Teacher Evaluations will now print in their entirety.

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.