January Deadlines Extended Due to Common App Difficulties

The Common App has continued to experience difficulties throughout the college application season, and this past January 1 deadline has been no exception. Despite the Common App's efforts to provide additional support during the holiday, a half-hour before midnight the site went down for about three hours. The support center was overrun with requests which continued to pour in as problems persisted into the next day. As a result, many schools decided to extend their January 1 deadlines so make sure to check in with the colleges on your list if you thought you missed a deadline. Here is s a list of schools with extended deadlines compiled by Nancy Griesemer in this article:

Amherst College: RD to January 10
Barnard College: Extending deadline (no date provided)
Boston College: RD to January 12
Boston University: RD to January 3
Brandeis University: RD to January 8
Brown University: Extending deadline (no date provided)
Carnegie Melon University: RD to January 2
Colby College: RD to January 5
College of William and Mary: RD to January 8
Columbia University: RD to January 6
Cornell University: RD to January 9
Dartmouth College: RD to January 10
Duke University: RD to January 5
Fordham University: Extending deadline (no date provided)
Hamilton College: RD to January 8
Johns Hopkins University: Extending deadline (no date provided)
Lehigh University: RD to January 10
Middlebury College: RD and ED II to January 10
Princeton University: RD to January 2
Stanford University: RD to January 2
Swarthmore College: Winter ED and RD to January 6
Syracuse University: Applications submitted by January 2 will be considered on time; applications received after will be considered on a "space available" basis
Tufts University: Extending deadline (no date provided)
University of Chicago: RD to January 3
University of Virginia: Will be “flexible”
Vanderbilt University: ED II and RD to January 15
Vassar College: RD to January 8
Wake Forest University: RD to January 10

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