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College Common Application Harms Students, Rival Claims

Common Application Inc., an association used by colleges and universities to streamline the admissions process, exists to increase application volume for member schools while keeping competitors from entering the field, a rival company claimed in a lawsuit.

CollegeNET Inc. accused the nonprofit consortium, which counts all eight Ivy League schools among its more than 500 members, of violating U.S. antitrust laws, in a complaint filed last week in federal court in Portland, Oregon.