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Scott Anderson

How To Handle Common App Complications

Scott Anderson, senior director for policy of The Common Application, says students should log in to their accounts and submit tickets that thoroughly explain their problem from the same computer that was used to complete their applications, as this will help techs solve problems more ...

The Common Application to College: Great Idea, Disastrous Execution

Scott Anderson, its Senior Director for Policy, got back to me and spent some 45 minutes on the phone, walking me through issues and resolutions. He acknowledged problems but emphasized that so far, there has been a 30% increase in applications over this time last year, with some 460,000 ...

How to Handle Complications With the Common App

Scott Anderson, senior director for policy of The Common Application, says students should log into their accounts and submit tickets that thoroughly explain their problem from the same computer that was used to complete their applications, as this will help techs solve problems more ...

The Common Application Announces Leadership Transition

"As we approach our fourth decade of service, we are even more committed to ensuring a more efficient application process, fulfilling our mission of promoting college access through a holistic selection process," said Scott Anderson, Senior Director for Policy for The Common Application. ...

Common Application prepares for big test of its tech fixes

Scott Anderson, senior director for policy at the Common Application, said Friday via email that the organization was "cautiously confident" that all would go well this week. The Common Application is expecting 900,000 applications and related documents to be submitted in the next three ...

College application program says 2 glitches fixed Richmond Times-Dispatch: National & World News

Scott Anderson, senior director for policy with Common Application, said the organization made two major fixes to problems Wednesday night. One related to payment problems and the other to difficulty some students had using the system with a Chrome browser. Anderson said they ...

Common App will feature same essay prompts for 2014-15!

Here's the statement in full -- including the list of essay prompts - from Scott Anderson, Senior Director for Policy for the Common Application: ARLINGTON, VA – FEBRUARY 11, 2014 - After a positive response from Common Application member colleges and school counselors, The Common ...

After drop in applications, GW brushes off likely decline in selectivity

Scott Anderson, the Common Application’s senior policy director, said the total number of applications submitted through the company increased 13 percent this year. “This year, as in any year, some colleges will see increases in applications, and others will see declines,” he said...

GW expects fewer high school students to apply after Common App switch

Universities around the country will likely see declines as well, said Scott Anderson, the Common Application’s senior policy director. The company warned its 517 member colleges last month that they could see a drop because the application process “requires more from students” than in ...

Common Application Update: Relax... Help is on the way!

Scott Anderson of the Common Application has told us that as more and more people interact with the application, they will be making adjustments and refining the interface. For what it's worth, our experience -- as users in creating a real-time supplement on The Application Form (you ...

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