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First-year students applying to the undergraduate program at Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) for 2018-2019 will have the ability to do so through The Common Application, an online college application platform that serves and supports more than three million applicants, teachers and counselors across the United States and around the world every year. In Japan, TUJ is the second institution to adopt the Common App after Doshisha University. More than 800 member colleges and universities worldwide use the Common Application. By becoming a Common App member, TUJ will streamline the application process and gain exposure to many prospective students who may not have otherwise considered the institution.

Unlike Japan, U.S. institutions do not have an entrance exam, but instead require applicants to submit transcript(s) of previous institution(s), SAT/ACT scores and other documentation. The Common App allows applicants to apply to multiple universities under one application account.

“Common App will make it easier for students to apply to TUJ. 60% of TUJ students are non-Japanese and a majority of them apply from the U.S.,where Common App is a standard tool to apply to colleges. This is another way to improve services for students coming from all over the world,” says Senior Associate Dean for TUJ and Associate Dean, Enrollment Management Chie Kato.

While TUJ has seen record application and enrollment numbers over the last few years through their existing online application system implemented more than a decade ago, TUJ hopes to reach more students globally through this new initiative. Temple Main Campus became a member of Common App in 2014.

About The Common Application

The Common Application is a not-for-profit member organization committed to the pursuit of access, equity, and integrity in the college admission process. Each year, more than one million students, one-third of whom are first-generation, apply to college through the Common App’s online application. Founded in 1975, the Common App serves more than 800 member colleges and universities worldwide.