Keele joins US university admissions system


Posted on 01 May 2012
We believe that a British degree is recognised around the world for its quality and we are excited about providing opportunities for American students to study at one of Britain's largest campus based universities, located in the heart of the UK."

Keele University has become the first English university to join the Common Application membership association in the United States of America.

The Common Application provides a common, standardized first-year application form for use at any member institution. Established in 1975, the Common Application provides both online and print versions of its First-year and Transfer Applications. With membership of more than 400 institutions, it now represents the full range of higher education institutions in the US: public and private, large and small.

John McCarthy, Director of Marketing and Communications at Keele, said:

"Keele University is delighted to be the first English university to become a member in the Common Application. The University is committed to broadening its international standing and while many British universities, including us at Keele, are looking to Asia and the Far East, we believe the next stage of our evolution is North America, where we have many long standing academic partnerships as well as a very strong and active alumni network.  We believe that a British degree is recognised around the world for its quality and we are excited about providing opportunities for American students to study at one of Britain's largest campus-based universities, located in the heart of the UK."

Rob Killion, Executive Director of the Common Application, said:

“The Common Application is a not-for-profit membership organization that, since its founding over 35 years ago, has been committed to providing reliable services that promote equity, access, and integrity in the college application process. We serve students, member institutions, and secondary schools by providing applications - online and in print - that students and school officials may submit to any of our more than 450 members. Membership is open to colleges and universities that promote access by evaluating students using a holistic selection process.

“We are pleased that Keele University has become the first university in England to become a member of the Common Application and is the second British institute, alongside the University of St. Andrews.”