Rising seniors: anxious to get a jump start on applying to college? Can’t wait until the Common App goes live on August 1? If you plan on applying to Brandeis, Colgate, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Princeton, Rice, Tulane, the University of Chicago, Vanderbilt, or any of the other 33 other U.S. colleges and universities that use the Universal College Application, you’re in luck. The Universal College Application launched July 1.
An alternative to the Common Application, the Universal College Application (UCA) is run by ApplicationsOnline, a for-profit company that deals exclusively with application services. And if you happen to remember the good ol’ Common App (the one that didn’t cause thousands of teenagers to scream at their computers and lose sleep over unrelenting glitches and submission errors), you’ll be happy to know that the founder of the ApplicationsOnline helped to create that original Common App.