HAMPTON, Va (Oct. 2, 2019) — Hampton University and the Common Application or ‘Common App,’ the non-profit membership organization dedicated to access, equity and integrity in the college admissions process, today announced Hampton’s addition to their online resources for students and counselors.
“Hampton University’s membership with the Common App provides a wonderful opportunity for prospective students, parents, teachers, and guidance counselors to get an up-close and personal look at Hampton University's excellent academic programs and exceptional student services," said Dr. William R. Harvey, Hampton University President.
Used by more than three million applicants, teachers, and counselors across the United States and around the world every year, the Common App platform streamlines the college application process for students and connects them to additional support resources, including financial aid and scholarship opportunities, virtual mentors, and more.
“Hampton University is excited to announce our new membership with the Common Application beginning in the 2019-2020 application season,” said Angela Boyd, Hampton University Dean of Admissions. “We're looking forward to expanding our reach, contacting new students, and showcasing all of the amazing opportunities they can pursue here at our ‘Home by the Sea.’”
Recently, the Common App has launched a new website designed to help students better plan for college, explore their options, and apply. In addition to an enhanced web experience, Common App is introducing several user experience improvements to the 2019-2020 application. Specifically, applicants will now be able to better access the application from mobile devices and tablets.
“Common App is launching the new application season with great joy and a refreshed look and feel. The new brand helps us connect with the broader range of students, counselors and institutions that we serve, and allows us to grow our programs and services -- beyond technology -- in support of our mission,” said Jenny Rickard, President and CEO of Common App. “We want all students to feel supported by Common App -- regardless of where they are in their journey. Whether they’re already thinking about applying or if they’re not sure whether or not college is right for them. We want to provide the tools and resources to help more students get to and through college.”
Central to the new website are new college exploration and search tools that will help prospective applicants learn more about Common App member institutions. Common App’s new college profile pages provide a more engaging experience for students, and enable Common App members to showcase unique attributes about their institutions, including featured academic programs, student life, and virtual tours.
Visitors to the new commonapp.org will also be able to learn about new research from Common App to improve college access, as well as outreach campaigns conducted through Reach Higher, an initiative launched by former First Lady Michelle Obama during her time at the White House that is now housed at Common App.