Monday, September 8, 2008

Applying with the Common Application

So, as you've seen, we've moved to the common application. We are still getting used to it here, but we're plugging away. The Common Application makes the process more accessible to more students and thus, it streamlines the process. There are many schools and universities that are part of the CommonApp group and they look for different components in the application. Sometimes you'll see something that is not necessary for us. For instance, as a transfer student, you will not need to fill out the "College Official's Report" nor the "Secondary School Report." I can only speak for UVA. You'll have to ask other schools if this is required.

I'd like to stress again that as we move over, the checks and balances aspect will be barebones for the Spring 2009 applicants. You will not be able to see if your transcripts or recommendations were received. You will not be able to see your decision online. We realize it's a little old-fashioned, but we appreciate your patience as we move through this year of transition.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Do we need to have two teacher recommendation?

Also, where can we find the UVA supplement for the common application?

Thanks!

Transfermer said...

We do not require recommendations, but recommend that you send one or two. If you select "UVA" under my schools, the supplement should appear automatically.

Anonymous said...

So is anything in the supplement portion required because I've been out of high school a while and it would be weird going to see a high school counselor.

Transfermer said...

Just to clarify, the supplement is required. There are no required forms for transfers, but you can use the instructor eval as a recommendation template if you like.

Jenn said...

I saw that you said we do not need to have the secondary school report or college official's report if we are applying as a transfer. What aboout the instructor evaluation?

Transfermer said...

The instructor evaluation or recommendation as we call it, is not required, but recommended.