CU-Boulder Considers Whether To Offer Common Application

Monday, November 19, 2012

The University of Colorado might join nearly 500 other schools across the country in using the uniform Common Application to evaluate prospective students.

Kevin MacLennan, director of CU's admissions office, said the university is exploring whether it should offer the form beginning with the class entering in fall 2014.

It's possible that CU could give applicants the option of using either the Common Application or CU's traditional form. Now, 488 colleges and universities across the country accept the Common Application, which streamlines the admissions process for students interested in several colleges.

"We're very interested in being student-friendly in our admissions process," MacLennan said.

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