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.

“Trinity decided to partner with the Universal College Application, in part, to help relieve stress among students applying to college. We were very impressed by the fast and easy set up, as well as the accessibility and responsiveness of the UCA staff.” said Reggie Kennedy, Senior Associate Dean of Admissions and Director of Operations at Trinity.

Joshua J. Reiter, Ed. D., president of ApplicationsOnline, the company that provides the Universal College Application, said “I am happy we were able to work quickly with Trinity and Tufts to give their applicants another online application option. The prompt and detailed feedback from both institutions during the setup process enabled us to have them up and running quickly enough to still give Early Decision applicants time to submit admission materials. We thank them both for joining the UCA and appreciate their support.”

Susan Garrity Ardizzoni, Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Tufts University, said “Now accepting the Universal Application, Tufts University is pleased to offer applicants and their recommenders an additional option when applying. In response to the ongoing technical issues associated with the new Common Application, we want to provide students and counselors a second, reliable pathway to submit an application this year. Our request to join the Universal Application was met with a quick response and prompt implementation.”

Students interested in applying to Trinity and Tufts through the UCA should visit for Trinity and for Tufts. A full list of UCA member colleges and more information can be found at

The Universal College Application (UCA) is an online admissions application system for prospective first year and transfer college students, which first launched in 2007, with a focus on providing excellent technology and customer service. ApplicationsOnline, the team behind the UCA, 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.