Mar 20, 2014 16:57 La. Senate wants to make college application process easier La. Senate wants to make college application process easier Capitol news bureau March 20, 2014 Comments The Louisiana Senate voted 34-0 Wednesday to make it easier for students to apply to college. Currently, students who want to apply to multiple Louisiana colleges and universities are required to fill out separate applications for each school. Senate Bill 62, sponsored by state Sen. Conrad Appel, R-Metairie, would require the state’s higher education institutions to collaborate on what’s known as a common application. It’s a tool used by hundreds of colleges around the country that allows students to fill out one application and send it to multiple schools electronically. SB62 requires Louisiana institutions to start accepting a common application for students starting school in the 2015-16 school year. Appel has called his bill strictly a way make the college application process easier for students and their parents. The bill now goes to the Louisiana House for further consideration.