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. The Universal College Application is provided by ApplicationsOnline, LLC, a Baltimore-based admissions software company focused on providing an online admissions application that serves the needs of all the various stakeholders in the college applications and admissions process, including its institutional members, college applicants, parents, and counselors.

Other leading institutions accepting the Universal College Application include schools such as Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Tulane and RPI. The Universal College Application provides flexibility to both applicants and members in the submission and collection of an online admission application to any or all of the participating institutions.

“Harvard has long been a member of the Universal College Application,” said Bill Fitzsimmons, Dean of Admissions, Harvard College. “They honor the academic freedom of colleges to determine which questions to ask on their own portion of the application – and offer students another option for applying to college.”

Christopher Warner, who manages business development and client relations at the Universal College Application adds, “We are pleased to welcome Princeton University to our growing roster of member institutions. We pride ourselves on listening to our users - colleges, counselors, teachers, and applicants - and providing them with an application system that meets their needs. We appreciate Princeton’s confidence in our platform.”

Warner adds, “In addition to the flexibility we offer our member colleges, the Universal College Application also offers our applicants the freedom and flexibility to best represent themselves through multiple supplemental methods, such as file uploads, multimedia links, and the ‘topic of your choice’ personal statement prompt. The Universal College Application also provides users with printable PDF versions of applications and other forms for applicants who do not have easy access to the Internet.

"The Universal College Application has been highly recommended over the years. As this fall progressed, it became necessary to offer another option for students to apply to Princeton," said Janet Lavin Rapelye, dean of admission at Princeton University.

“It is wonderful that Princeton joined the UCA,” said Mark Sklarow, CEO of the IECA. “We believe students are best served when they have a number of different options to complete the often overwhelming college application process. Our membership of dedicated independent counselors have long admired the support and outreach from the Universal College Application and we hope more colleges follow Princeton’s lead.”

ApplicationsOnline provides online admissions application services and was the original technology provider for the Common Application Online™, and has processed millions of applications for hundreds of educational institutions since the mid-1990s. ApplicationsOnline provides consortium application services for Gateway to Prep Schools, the Universal College Application, and the Independent Schools of St. Louis. Individual institutions are also utilizing the ApplyWithUs service for their unique application needs.

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