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Salem State University Joins Common App

Nearly 1,000 undergraduate applications received since soft launch in early February

Students applying to Salem State University will have the ability to do so through Common App, a powerful online college application platform that serves more than three million applicants, teachers, counselors and advisors across all 50 United States and around the world each year. Common App is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process.

By becoming a Common App member, Salem State University will streamline the application process for students and gain exposure to students who may not have otherwise considered Salem State University. Common App helps simplify the college application process, including making the fee waiver process more efficient for eligible students. Each year, more than one million applicants use the Common App. One-third of those applicants are the first in their family to pursue a college degree. Since Salem State University’s soft launch in early February, the university has received nearly 1,000 undergraduate applications.

In addition to accessing the online application system, by joining Common App, Salem State University is helping to make additional tools and services available to students and those who support students through Common App, including a mobile app, financial aid and scholarship information, virtual mentors, online portfolios, and a vast library of counselor resources available in English and Spanish. Common App also offers 24/7/365 technical support to all applicants and recommenders using the system.

"We joined Common App to help simplify the college application experience for students and counselors," said Jacklyn Haas, director of admissions. "Our new partnership with the Common App will help Salem State University educate more students about the value, attainability, and affordability of a Salem State University degree."

About Common App

Common App is a not-for-profit member organization committed to the pursuit of access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process. Each year, more than one million students, one-third of whom are first-generation, apply to college through the Common App’s online application. In January 2019, the Common App united with Reach Higher, the college access and success campaign started by former First Lady Michelle Obama during her time at the White House.

By joining forces, Common App and Reach Higher accelerated progress toward our joint goal of supporting all students, especially low-income and first-generation students, in achieving their higher education dreams. Our access and equity work for students include a college advising texting campaign, scholarships and community college initiatives, and more.

Founded in 1975, Common App serves nearly 1,000 member colleges and universities worldwide.

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