April 17, 2011
Common Application's New Changes Reflect Evolution of College Admissions
Last week the Common Application Inc. announced the latest in a series of changes in its standardized form, used by an ever-soaring number of applicants. The 2011-12 version of the Common Application will include new questions about marital status and children, and an optional question about military status. The new version will also ask for more-detailed information about language proficiency.
Such changes, though minor, reflect the increasing diversity of the Common Application's