OU to accept Common Application from incoming freshman, transfer students
OU will begin accepting common admission applications in fall 2014 so new undergraduate students won’t have to submit different applications to each university they apply for.
The Common Application, aka the Common App, will be available for incoming freshman and transfer students on Aug. 1, 2013, according to the press release dated March 13.
“OU's membership within the Common Application Inc. association will benefit future applicants for admission by simplifying the college application process,” said university spokesman Michael Nash. “This simplification will improve prospective student access to a college education here at the University of Oklahoma.”
Students applying for undergraduate schools through the Common App will be able to submit one application instead of multiple essays and forms to the colleges and universities of their choosing, according to the press release.
The information required in the application includes traditional criteria such as class rank, recommendation letters, standardized testing information and personal essays, according to the press release. The applications can be submitted online or in a print application format.
This application is also supposed to make admission a more comprehensive process, allowing students to elaborate more on their accomplishments and future academic goals, according to the press release.
The Common App contains over 500 institutions in 47 states in the U.S., and now OU will become one of them, according to the press release.
“Having just transitioned to a holistic admissions process in 2012, OU will now be able to further the availability of a top-quality education to students across the country,” Nash said.