Study Explores the Students Who Start, But Never Finish, the Common App
Jon Edelman, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
For more than a million students each year, the college process starts with logging on to the Common App, the online application that can submitted to 1,000-plus colleges and universities.
But for about a quarter of those students, the process stops there: Although they set up a student profile and begin working on at least one application, they ultimately don’t complete or submit any. Now, for the first time, this population of almost 300,000 is being studied, as researchers look for clues about how to get these students on to campuses.