Common App Crashes Right Before Early Deadlines

The number of early applications submitted grows each year fueled by a hope of higher chances of admittance in the face of continually lowering acceptance rates. And students want to finish the stressful application process as quickly as possible.

The Common App has made it easier to apply to multiple schools for both domestic and international applicants, and application numbers continue to rise each year. That means millions of students are logging into the Common App a few days before a deadline, and November 1 is the most common early deadline. So it's no surprise that students were experiencing long delays and errors throughout the day yesterday as they scrambled to complete their early applications. In fact, this happens every year, and it came to a head last night when the site crashed leaving students panicking.

Fortunately, it's back again this morning, though users are still posting issues on the Common App's Twitter page. Hopefully, students will be able to successfully submit their apps today without missing their Halloween parties. For hard-working seniors, it would be a well-deserved break!

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