Duke University Extends Early Decision Deadline Due to Common App Glitches

Christoph Guttentag, the dean of undergraduate admissions at Duke University, recently sent an email about the deadline being extended from Nov. 1 to Nov. 8 to thousands of potential applicants. He also vowed to keep the mid-December decision notification date the same, increasing the pressure on admissions officers to complete their gargantuan task in less time. Dozens of colleges are expected to follow Guttentag's lead issuing the first known extension due to technological glitches (following a Hurricane Sandy-induced extension last year).

Will the Common App's struggles lead to schools finding other alternatives to the Common App next year? Click here to listen to  Guttentag's interview with Marketplace on this issue.

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