05/23/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Columbia, DePaul Adopt Common Application

Columbia University, DePaul University and the University of North Carolina-Asheville are among the 25 new colleges using the Common Application.

The New York Times reports:

Rob Killion, executive director of Common Application Inc., the nonprofit organization that produces the form, said in an e-mail message that the new additions would bring the total of participating institutions to 414. The next version of the Common Application, which has spared many recent applicants the chore of composing original essays for every institution they apply to, will be available July 1.

Columbia is the last Ivy League school to join the Common Application sphere. According to the Columbia Spectator, the school hopes the change "will make the college application process 'less stressful' for students and teachers."

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