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Ole Miss to offer “Common App”

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Ole Miss will soon start using the Common App. Students applying to the University of Mississippi for 2018-19 will soon have the ability to do so through The Common Application which is an online college application platform that serves and supports more than 3 million college applicants each year.

Prospective ole miss undergraduate students can start applying through the Common App on August 1st and it will simplify the university’s process. Through the app students can submit high school grades and entrance exam scores and it will also help connect applicants to financial aid.

In addition, the Common App connects applicants to digital portfolios, virtual mentors, a Virtual Counselor and a library of resources for counselors, advisers and recommenders working with students to complete their college applications. It now also includes Spanish language translations.

“The user-friendly interface of the Common Application will allow more prospective students to learn about the University of Mississippi and apply to be a part of our incredible community,” said Brandi Hephner LaBanc, UM vice chancellor for student affairs. “By leveraging this enrollment tool, we hope to broaden our reach in order to recruit students who may not have been aware of the outstanding academic programs, dedicated faculty and staff, or our beautiful campus here at Ole Miss.”

Common App makes the application process, including fee waiver, more efficient. As a member university, UM will reach students who may not have otherwise considered the institution. One-third of the more than 1 million Common App applicants are the first in their family to pursue a college degree.

“The diversity of our membership is one of our greatest strengths,” said Jenny Rickard, president, and CEO of The Common Application. “Through membership with The Common Application, the University of Mississippi has demonstrated a shared commitment to pursuing access, equity and integrity in the college admission process. Thanks to our members, all students, regardless of their background, have the opportunity to easily apply to the college or university that will help them achieve their best future.”

Students can create a Common App account now because their account will roll over from year to year. Beginning this year, Common App members will also begin using the newly introduced Common App for transfer, a separate application designed exclusively to meet the needs of transfer and adult student populations.

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