New Application Process Prompts Record Numbers to Apply for Admission to Ohio University

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Ohio University is reaping rewards from a new application process that allows prospective students to use one form to apply to multiple institutions.

The process is appropriately called the Common Application, and it’s making a difference.

The Office of Admissions at Ohio University said it has seen a 35 percent increase in applications compared to this time last year.

In a news release, Senior Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management, Craig Cornell, said the university had been looking at joining the Common App for several years, but “wanted to do a thorough evaluation and campus vetting of the platform.”

The university joins almost 700 other schools nationwide using the Common App, including seven other public four-year universities in Ohio alone.

The University’s move to The Common Application makes applying easier and more streamlined for students. As more students are admitted, the number of potential Bobcats visiting campus has grown as well. Undergraduate Admissions and the Ohio Tour Guides have seen not only more applicants, but more families attending admitted-student days.

Although the number of applicants is up from recent years, the number of students submitting their housing contracts is down from this time last year. However, many of the deposits aren’t expected until the May 1st deadline.

Ohio University accepts the Common App for Athens campus freshmen, international, and transfer applicants.