Southern Begins Accepting Common App

Common AppAdmissions

The application process for students interested in attending Southern next fall will be noticeably easier, thanks to the university's launch of the Common App.

The university is now accepting the Common Application, generally known as the "Common App," a uniform application used throughout the United States and several other countries.  Students who use this standard form will save considerable time in not having to submit a separate application to Southern.  Students interested in applying for admission to the university for the fall 2015 can do so using the Common App, effective immediately.

Southern joined more than 500 other colleges and universities in becoming part of the Common Application membership association, a non-profit organization that promotes access and integrity in the admissions process. During the 2012-13 school year, 723,576 individuals used the Common App, according to the organization's website.  This total represents a 9.2-percent increase from the previous year. During the four-year period from 2008-09 to 2012-13, an increase of 74.9 percent was recorded.

Students interested in applying to Southern may do so via the Common Application, or they may continue to choose to complete and submit our Southern-specific Web-based application.

We are pleased to report that we are already receiving applications for fall 2015!