The Common App Fiasco

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Has the Common App become a nightmare?

This year the Common Application has been a “nightmare” according to students applying to college.  It seems that the Common App has hit a very serious glitch.  This is incredibly bad news as we are just entering the height of college application season.  Read our friend Purvi Mody’s,  The 2013 Common App: Don’t hit submit without reading these 10 tips.

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Some schools have already postponed their early-decision deadlines as a result of the problems.  In some cases, payment doesn’t seem to be recorded after acceptance;in others, entered work apparently disappears.

The company (also called Common App) that supports the software says they’ve made some progress, but users still report issues.

For more information on the Common App, check out our story on Breaking Down the Common App or Secrets to Writing the Common App Essay and finally How to Save 10 hours on Your Common Application.

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