May 15, 2014

COLLUSION: Is Higher Ed’s Common Application An Antitrust Violation? “The central allegations in the suit are that the Common Application uses pricing and membership rules that have the impact of squelching competition. Two policies receive considerable attention in the suit. One requires all members of the Common Application to promise not to offer any admissions option that costs less than what the college charges for a Common Application. The other offers a discount on the per-application fee paid by colleges to Common App for each application if the college exclusively uses the Common Application to process applications.”