Culver-Stockton approved for the 'Common Application'
Friday, February 01, 2008
CANTON, Mo. – Culver-Stockton College has been approved for membership in the “Common Application” association, effective in July. This group of independent colleges enables prospective students to apply to any of more than 300 colleges by completing a single application – in print or online.
Fifteen colleges established “Common Application” in 1975 to standardize a first-year application form that would be valid for any member institution. Supported by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the organization has grown to include more than 339 higher education institutions that represent the full range of colleges and universities in the United States. Between July 1, 2007, and Jan. 1, 2008, students submitted more than 1.1 million common applications – a 38 percent increase over the same period last year.
Culver-Stockton is one of only 23 colleges to be accepted by “Common Application” this year. Membership is limited to colleges and universities that evaluate students using a holistic selection process, according to the organization.
“We are pleased that prospective students will be able to access Culver-Stockton through the common application,” said William L. Fox, college president. “Being part of this prestigious group broadens our exposure to a specific caliber of students who not only would achieve academic success on our campus but who are sure to become campus leaders as well.”
“The common application process is not only an important strategic tool for Culver-Stockton, but is also a valuable tool for students to maximize their important college search. Prospective students are able to efficiently and consistently apply to some of the best private colleges in the country and a select few public institutions,” added Melik Peter Khoury, vice president for enrollment management and college marketing. “Being part of this organization puts us in very good company. I am especially grateful to Jim Lynes, admissions director, and Misty McBee, assistant admissions director, for their extra effort in pursuing this distinction on behalf of the college.”
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