Pennsylvania’s state universities have announced a new system that will allow students to apply to multiple schools using one common application.
Frank T. Brogan, chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, announced the new application - called the Multi-University Electronic Admissions Application — while speaking to a group of high school guidance counselors at Mansfield University.
The system actually was launched without fanfare in August, and more than 50,000 applications have been submitted or are in progress, the state system said in a news release. The state system includes 14 universities: Bloomsburg, California, Cheyney, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, Edinboro, Indiana, Kutztown, Lock Haven, Mansfield, Millersville, Shippensburg, Slippery Rock and West Chester.
“As guidance counselors, I don't have to tell you that today's 15- to 18-year-olds are very sophisticated consumers of information and products, including what they expect in the application process for college,” Brogan said. “Our research shows us that speed and ease of use are at the top of the list of their must haves. Call it the 'one-click' rule.”