“The tool will help us reach more students and streamline admissions process.”

High school students applying to the University of Central Florida can now do so using an easier, faster tool called The Common App. The online tool allows students to apply to more than 700 colleges and universities using a single application.

“The Common Application is a convenient tool for students to use to apply to UCF,” said Gordon Chavis, UCF’s associate vice president of enrollment services. “The tool will help us reach more students who might not have otherwise considered applying to UCF. It streamlines the admissions process and allows us to attract more high-quality, diverse students – both socioeconomically and geographically.”

Annually, more than 850,000 students use The Common Application online system to submit more than 3.5 million applications to colleges and universities worldwide. Students can download the free iPhone app, Common App onTrack, to keep track of their application progress.

Chavis urges students to get a head start filling out the application by reviewing The Common Application website and learning the nuances of the site. Students can use The Common Application, in addition to UCF’s online application.

“It is important for them to adhere to the deadlines established by each university,” Chavis said. “Selecting the right college is one of the most important decisions a student will make and we are here to help them along the way.”

Students are urged to contact a UCF admissions counselor if they have questions or need assistance at: 407.823.3000 or admissions@ucf.edu.

The Common Application is a nonprofit, member organization committed to the pursuit of access, equity, and integrity in the college-admission process.