Extended Early Deadlines are Approaching for the 2013-2014 Season

Over 40 colleges recently extended their early deadlines to account for Common App glitches that continue to complicate the admissions process. In response, the Common App released a statement of commitment apologizing for its lack of responsiveness and promising to resolve all outstanding issues as quickly as possible. November 8, a popular extended deadline is fast approaching. As an aside, the deadline is at 11:59pm your local time. It does not matter what time zone the school you're applying to is in. Here's an update on some recent concerns:

  • The Common App recently added several more staff to decrease response times, so you can expect quick assistance if you submit a help ticket.
  • If you see a payment error on the dashboard with a zero dollar amount, please make sure that you answered the Citizenship question with the Profile section of the Common Application.
  • PDF previews can now be generated.
  • If you see an error page upon submission, log out of your account, and then log back in and it should display confirmation that the application was submitted.
  • Follow up with colleges to make sure that all parts of you're application has been received as there are still outstanding issues.

Check out the Common App's facebook page for daily updates on the status of widespread issues you may be facing.


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