Quincy University will now accept applications from the Common Application website from incoming freshman and transfer students for the 2019-20 academic year. Applications began processing on September 1, 2018.

“Common Application is the preeminent college application platform in the country with more than 800 institutional members.  Last year more than a million students submitted four million applications through Common Application.  Quincy University’s membership in the organization provides a foundation for expanding the institution’s geographic reach and developing new markets from which to attract students,” said Tom Oliver, vice president of enrollment management.

Students applying for college through the Common Application website will be able to submit one application instead of multiple to the schools of their choosing. Information required in the application includes class rank, SAT/ACT test scores, essays, GPA, and letters of recommendation.

“We are excited to be using the Common Application for both freshman and transfer students. It is a simplified process for students to use when wanting to apply to multiple colleges. We hope this aids prospective families in the college search process, as well as allows Quincy University to see more applications come in from other parts of the United States,” said Brittany Ellerman, director of admissions.

Since 1975, the Common Application has been committed to the pursuit of access, equity and integrity in the college admission process. In addition to providing another option for applying online, the Common Application connects applicants to financial aid and scholarship tools, digital portfolios, virtual mentors, a virtual counselor, and applicants can set up alerts to manage important application deadlines. The website provides a library of resources for counselors working with students to complete their college applications, as well as tools for parents.

The standard Quincy University application is still an available option and can be found at www.quincy.edu. No application fee is charged on the Common Application or QU’s application. To learn more, visit commonapp.org.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University Office of Community Relations by calling (217) 228-5275.