The Common Application
Daily Update

October 24, 2013

As promised, we are sending daily updates regarding system performance and support. We will continue this communication as long as there is news to share.

Student List. When using the Recommendation System, counselors, teachers, and other recommenders may notice that a student name does not appear on the student list under the Students tab. 

  • COUNSELORS: Make sure that the student has invited you and not just listed your name in the Education tab of the application.      
  • TEACHERS/RECOMMENDERS: Make sure that the student has invited AND assigned you from within the application.  
No Visible Submit Button. When using the Recommendation System, counselors will be able to submit school forms only after all required questions on the form and on the Profile screen are completed and saved. The submit button will not be visible on the recommendation until the Profile screen is complete.
Unable to Login to New Account. We have received reports of cases where recommenders are able to create an account but are then not able to log in via the Recommender tab. If this is the case for you, please contact the Help Center at for assistance.
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.