Asheville, N.C., high school senior Jacqueline DeJournett says the convenience of applying to college online allowed her to expand her list of prospective schools from only a handful to 13. She’s part of a burgeoning trend in the college application process, reports the Ashville Citizen-Times. Organizations like the College Foundation of North Carolina and Common Application, which offer generic online application forms, make it easy for students to answer a few basic questions then copy their answers to numerous universities. Western Carolina University has seen a surge in online applications. About...

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Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.