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Heads Up! Essay Prompts From the Common App, University of California App, the Universal Application and the New Coalition App

May 20, 2016

I was just about to send out a “What the new application essay prompts are” email to students with whom I work. Right in the middle of writing it, it dawned on me that everyone should have access to this information, especially since it’s not that easy to find. And so I decided to write a HuffPost blog. Read More

The Universal College Application introduces gender identity questions

April 28, 2016

Once again, the Universal College Application (UCA) is paving the way for others in the industry to follow, by introducing changes designed to make it easier for applicants who do not identify as either woman or man to describe how they wish to be identified to colleges. Read More

Campus Pride applauds the Universal College Application for being the first nationally to add "gender identity question" on their standardized college admission form; The Common Application follows suit

April 26, 2016

The Universal College Application (UCA) powered by ApplicationsOnline, LLC announced today that the standardized form for 2016-17 will include a modification to its question about the sex of an applicant as well as add a new gender identity question. Read More

UCA Goes Live for 2015-16 with 3 New Member Colleges

July 1, 2015

The Universal College Application welcomed 3 new member institutions this year and candidates can now start the application process to any of the UCA's member institutions for the 2015-2016 academic year at https://www.universalcollegeapp.com. Read More

The Universal College Application is Now Live for the 2014-2015 Application Year

July 1, 2014

Applicants can now start to apply to First Year and Transfer programs for Fall 2015 and other terms at over 40 colleges, including 10 new institutions, using the Universal College Application (UCA) at https://www.universalcollegeapp.com. Read More

5 More Colleges Join the Universal College Application – 23 New Members Since October 2013

June 25, 2014

Agnes Scott College, American University, Rice University, Utica College, and Vanderbilt University become the latest colleges to accept the Universal College Application (UCA) for the 2014-2015 application year. Read More

More Colleges Join Universal College Application – Seeking Easy to Use, Accessible Application Alternative

May 7, 2014

Brandeis University, University of Chicago, Colgate University, The College of Mount Saint Vincent, University of Rochester and Wilson College are pleased to announce they will be joining the Universal College Application (UCA) for the 2014-2015 application year. Read More

University of Chicago Joins Universal College Application Membership for 2014-2015

February 18, 2014

After an application year fraught with significant online admissions application problems for many colleges and universities, the University of Chicago has announced months ahead of the next admissions cycle they will join the Universal College Application. Read More

Universal College Application Adds Yet Another New Member: Newberry College

November 22, 2013

Newberry College has become the first college in South Carolina to become a member of the up and coming Universal College Application. Newberry is the tenth college to add the flexible and user-friendly application system as an option for its prospective students in the past month. Read More

Goucher College the Latest in Recent String of New Universal College Application Members

November 18, 2013

Goucher College has become the latest to join the Universal College Application (UCA), a consortium application system, bringing the membership of the UCA to 41 institutions. Goucher is the third Baltimore area college to join. Read More

Cornell University Joins the Universal College Application Membership

November 15, 2013

Today, Cornell University becomes the latest in a recent series of institutions to join the Universal College Application (UCA), providing students and counselors alike with an easy to use online admissions application service. Read More

Emerson College and Juniata College Join the Universal College Application

November 14, 2013

Emerson College, located in Boston, and Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA, have joined the Universal College Application, with both going live in the UCA system last week. Read More

Washington University in St. Louis Rejoins the Universal College Application

October 25, 2013

Just this afternoon, Washington University in St. Louis became the fifth new member institution to join the Universal College Application this month, the others being Hampshire College, Princeton University, Trinity College, and Tufts University. Read More

Trinity College and Tufts University Join the Universal College Application

October 24, 2013

Earlier today, Trinity College and Tufts University became the second and third new member institutions to join the Universal College Application this month, the other being Princeton University. Read More

More Universities Accept Universal College Application

October 16, 2013

The roster of institutions of higher learning accepting the Universal College Application, an online, all-in-one college admissions application, now includes Princeton University. Read More