Common App for Transfer Students Now Available

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A new application designed to serve returning adult students, as well as community college students applying to four-year institutions, is now available.

The Common App launched its transfer app this month. More than 650 colleges and universities will accept the new application.

The new offering provides transfer students “with an application that’s relevant to their life story while also making the process of applying more efficient by simplifying the way fee waivers, transcripts, and other documents are submitted,” according to a press release.

Among other features, the application allows transfer students to include relevant volunteer, internship, and work experiences, as well as any awards or honors they’ve earned outside the classroom. In addition, the new centralized transcript collection feature ensures that applicants will only have to request transcripts once—from the institution where they were previously or currently enrolled.

“We’re committed to providing better pathways and more equitable opportunities for the talented and growing number of individuals who didn’t take the so-called ‘traditional’ path to college but are determined to achieve their educational goals,” said Jenny Rickard, Common App CEO and president.

Learn more about the new application and visit NACAC’s transfer student resources.

Admitted writer/editor Mary Stegmeir welcomes additional comments and story ideas at mstegmeir@nacacnet.org.

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