Paul Smith's College joins Common Application community

PAUL SMITHS, NY (04/14/2016)(readMedia)-- Students applying to Paul Smith's College in the 2016-2017 academic year will now have the ability to do so through the Common Application, an online system used by nearly 700 colleges and universities in the United States and around the world to manage the college admission process.

By becoming a Common App member, Paul Smith's will discover students who might not have been reached in the past. Students from across the globe are able to explore the college's programs and apply in a streamlined way when they are ready.

"This app should make it easier than ever to enroll at Paul Smith's College," said Peter Burns, vice president for Enrollment Management. "It's designed to open us up a broader audience of students who may have just discovered Paul Smith's. I believe that the common application will increase our reach and diversity, as well."

Once students create their Common Application account, it will roll over to the 2016-2017 academic year and beyond. High school counselors can also use Common App Ready, a flexible advising tool, to introduce students and families to the college preparation and application processes.

"Each of our new members comes to The Common Application with a unique mission and distinctive qualities that attract a broad range of bright and talented students," said Scott Anderson, senior director of The Common Application. "We are excited to welcome Paul Smith's College, an innovative institution that shares our commitment to advancing college access."

About Paul Smith's College

At Paul Smith's College, it's about the experience. We are the only four-year institution of higher education in the Adirondacks. Our programs – in fields including hospitality, culinary arts, forestry, natural resources, entrepreneurship and the sciences – draw on industries and resources available in our own backyard while preparing students for successful careers anywhere. For more information, visit

About The Common Application

The Common Application is a not-for-profit member organization of nearly 700 leading colleges and universities in the United States and around the world. Since 1975, The Common Application has been committed to the pursuit of access, equity and integrity in the college admission process. Each year, more than 900,000 students use The Common Application online system to submit more than four million applications. To learn more, visit and follow @commonapp #commonapp.