What is the universal application?

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What is the universal application?

Dr Sharon
Associate Professor and Program Director of the International Business Bachelor Program Friends University

What is the universal application?

This allows a student to complete one application and to submit it to a number of institutions. The program is still developing and does not cover most colleges and universities as of fall 2012.

Nicole Porter
Admissions Manager Private University in AZ

What is the universal application?

There is an application called the Common Application. You can fill this out and send it to multiple colleges and universities. The institution that you're sending it to must be a Common App school. If you want to apply to a school that is not a subscriber of this service you will have to fill out the schools' admissions application.

Emily Goldman
Founder and Counselor Grey Guidance

What is the universal application?

The UNIVERSAL APPLICATION is a single college application that can be used to apply to nearly 500 colleges and universities both in the US as well as internationally. It essentially allows students to complete one application but apply to many schools on their college lists. A couple of things to keep in mind: 1) you will complete one registration process and then be able to "populate" your Common Application profile with all of the schools on your list that will accept the Common Application 2) once the universal application is complete and submitted to one school, it cannot be edited (but the supplemental, school-specific materials can be edited) 3) many schools within the Common Application system will require additional supplemental materials 4) your letters of recommendation from teachers and your school counselor are managed through this Common Application 5) test scores and transcripts must be sent separately Generally speaking, the Common Application is incredibly helpful in streamlining the amount of work you need to do within the college application process, as long as you use it correctly. Good luck!

Zahir Robb
College Counselor The Right Fit College

What is the universal application?

The universal application is similar to the "Common App", as it allows you to submit one set of information to many campuses, in essence streamlining the application process. They currently have 44 members, less than that of the Common App, but depending on the schools you are interested in, you may find yourself completing both.

Pamela Hampton-Garland
Owner Scholar Bound

What is the universal application?

The Universal College Application is a college admission application that allows students to apply to any of the participating colleges. See....https://www.universalcollegeapp.com/

Henry DelAngelo
High School Counselor 20 + years Your Key to College

What is the universal application?

The universal application is an electronic application that 43 schools subscribe to in order to make applying to them easier. You will fill out your information one time and be able to submit to any of the 43 schools.

Sommer Lang
School Counselor

What is the universal application?

The universal application is a general application that most colleges will accept. If you use the universal application, you have to find out if each college requires any supplemental information.

Garth H

What is the universal application?

An application that works with all universities?

Brittany Maschal
Founder/Director B. Maschal Educational Consulting

What is the universal application?

An application you fill out to apply to colleges. Like the Common Application, but used by fewer schools. Link here: https://www.universalcollegeapp.com/

Diana Hanson
Common Sense College Counseling College Mentors

What is the universal application?

The Universal Application is another alternative to the Common Application that colleges may choose to use. When you use the Universal Application (or Common Application), you fill out the majority of information once for all participating colleges to which you're applying, and then complete supplement information specific to each college. Currently, there are 44 colleges that accept the Universal Application: https://www.universalcollegeapp.com/colleges