Category Archives: Common Application

Ten Questions for Annie Reznik

As we begin a new school year with a new way to apply to college, several questions remain about the rationales that led to the formation of the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success. Some of the mechanics of applying … Continue reading

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Curioser and Curioser…The Coalition’s Sleight of Hand at IACAC

To convert a skeptic, you need some solid facts. I’m still a skeptic. Continue reading

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The Too-Common Application (and One Idea for Improvement)

Crabby knows you can’t please everyone, but… When it began, only a handful of colleges used the Common Application. They were all  small, liberal arts colleges that had a significant overlap in applicants and evaluated them based on a thorough … Continue reading

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When Common Isn’t Ordinary

Crabby gloats, but not in a bad way… Crabby notes that several months ago he wrote that the Common Application was becoming too common and wondered how institutions as disparate as the University of Michigan and any small liberal arts … Continue reading

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