Unifrog's integration with the Common App and Parchment: What is it?
5th December 2022
Unifrog's integration with the Common App and Parchment is currently helping over 150 schools around the world. Between September and November 2022, over 2,000 students connected their Common App account with Unifrog, and over 5,000 counselor documents were safely submitted.
But what is Unifrog's integration with the Common App and Parchment, and how could it help your school?
Unifrog's integration with the Common App
The Common App (CA) allows students to efficiently make applications to more than 1,000 universities and colleges - mostly in the US but also in Canada and elsewhere.
Unifrog’s integration with CA is a setting that can be applied to school/college accounts that means that students can connect their CA and Unifrog accounts, and after that:
- Counselors can seamlessly submit documents to CA without ever having to leave the Unifrog platform.
- The things students do on their CA account (for example, adding an application) appears automatically in their Unifrog account.
- Counselors have oversight over all teacher recommendation letters and can review them before they’re submitted. This oversight isn’t available if the student doesn’t use the Unifrog/Common App integration.
- Counselors have a live feed of which Common App institutions students are applying to (including which application window they’re opting for)
Unifrog's integration with Parchment
Unifrog's integration with Parchment allows you to submit documents (like transcripts and official exam certificates) through Unifrog to non Common App institutions in North America without ever leaving the platform; you can see the full list of institutions that use Parchment here.
If an item sent via Parchment is marked as 'Delivered' on Unifrog, then the university has received it. And — to help university staff locate items that you’ve sent them — you can give them the items’ Submission ID from Unifrog.
How much does it cost?
If you're already a Unifrog partner, the Common App and Parchment integrations are free of charge and you'll just need to talk to your Account Manager to get this set up.
Parchment usually charges for every document sent directly through them, but for Unifrog schools this service is free!
If you don’t work with us already, request a demo here or call us on +4420 3372 5991.
Feedback from schools
“We submitted credentials to 28 universities in advance of today’s Early Action/Early Decision admissions deadline. Your guidance resulted in a flawless process."
Rob Ramey, Director of College Counseling at the British International School of Washington
“A really good time-saving device for us is the Common App link that Unifrog has. With our US applicants, we have a really easy-to-see overview of where they're applying. I have full control over what the universities see and when it's sent to them. There's also that reassuring peace that the student can see what I've done so they know no deadlines have been missed on the school’s side.”
Kyra Kellawan, Futures Lead at the British School of Barcelona
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