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CSU Joins The Common Application for the 2018 Admissions Cycle

Online system allows students to apply for multiple universities simultaneously

Cleveland State University has become a member of The Common Application for the 2018 admissions cycle, providing potential students with a new and more efficient avenue for submitting applications.

The Common Application, or the Common App, is a standard, undergraduate college admission application that students can use to apply to over 700 member colleges and universities in 48 states and the District of Columbia, as well as in Canada, China, and many European countries. CSU joins 8 other four-year Ohio public universities as members of the Common App.

“We are continuously seeking opportunities to streamline processes to make applying to college as easy and efficient as possible,” says Lee Furbeck, director of admissions at CSU. “I am extremely pleased that we can now offer the Common App as another tool to help our applicants in being able to apply for and ultimately select the best educational choice to meet their future goals.”

Each year more than 940,000 students use The Common Application to submit more than 4 million applications.  There is a Common App for first-year students and a Common App for transfer students. Both versions allow students to complete one application to submit to multiple colleges. Students can also submit and track supporting materials such as supplements, payments, and transcripts. Member institutions have the ability to add school-specific questions to augment basic information required by the App.

Cleveland State University will still offer its school specific application, which students can access at Undergraduate Admissions has no preference as to whether applicants use The Common Application or the CSU application and fees are the same for both. Admissions for the 2018-19 academic year opened August 1.