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Rockford University Joins Common App for 2022-2023 Application Season

07/29/2021 1:46 pm

Rockford, IL (07/29/21) – Rockford University, the region’s leading private four-year institution, today announced that students applying for the 2022-2023 academic year will have the ability to do so through Common App, an online college application platform that serves more than three million applicants, teachers, counselors, and advisors across all 50 states and around the world each year.

Beginning on August 1, 2021, first-year and transfer students can apply to Rockford University using Common App. Prospective students are encouraged to learn more about the university by visiting our website at

Common App is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process. By becoming a Common App member, Rockford University will streamline the application process and gain exposure to a broader range of new students. Common App also helps reduce common barriers to the college application process, including making the fee waiver process more efficient for students in need. Each year, more than one million applicants use the Common App. One-third of those applicants are the first in their family to pursue a college degree. 

“We joined Common App to help simplify the college application process for students and counselors,” said Michael J. Quinn, Ph.D., interim Vice President for Enrollment Management at Rockford University. “Our new partnership will enable us to share the value, relevance, and affordability of a Rockford University education with prospective students and families throughout the Midwest and nationally.”

“The diversity of our membership helps us forge a direct and unambiguous path to a viable future for all students,” said Jenny Rickard, President & CEO of The Common Application. “Through membership with The Common Application, Rockford University has demonstrated a shared commitment to pursuing access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process. Thanks to our members, all students, have the opportunity to easily apply to the college or university that will help them achieve their best future.”

In addition to accessing the online application system, by joining Common App, Rockford University is helping to make additional tools and services available to students and those who support students through Common App, including a mobile appfinancial aid and scholarship informationvirtual mentorsonline portfolios, and a vast library of counselor resources available in English and Spanish. Common App also offers 24/7/365 technical support to all applicants and recommenders using the system.

Students can create a Common App account now because their account will roll over from year to year. Common App members can also use the Common App for transfer, a separate application designed exclusively to meet the needs of transfer and adult student populations. 



Rockford University is a private four-year, co-educational institution founded in 1847 offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in traditional liberal arts and professional fields. The University offers more than 80 majors, minors and concentrations, including the bachelor’s degree completion program for a B.S. in Management Studies. Through its Graduate Studies department, degrees are extended to include the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), and Master of Education in Urban Education, (M.Ed.). Rockford University is home to one of only 11 Phi Beta Kappa (PBK) chapters in Illinois, the most prestigious honor society in the United States. Named by The Princeton Review as a Best Midwestern College and is a U.S. News & World Report Best Midwest Regional University, Rockford University currently serves approximately 1,250 full-and part-time students.

For more information: Emma Bergstrom, Rockford University, 815.847.0472,


Common App is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to students and those who support them as they make their way through the college selection and application process. Our mission began 40 years ago and today we provide a centralized way to apply to over 900 institutions around the world. We continue to be driven by the pursuit of access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process and we won’t stop until all students see college as a viable option and enjoy the opportunities it offers. To learn more, visit, and follow @CommonApp and #CommonApp on social media.