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Students are stressed. Parents are stressed. As if the college application process weren’t nerve-wracking enough, the new Common App has made it nearly impossible for thousands of students to upload, preview, and submit their college applications.
The New York Times recently published an article outlining many of the issues applicants are facing. From blank print preview pages to essays that are devoid of all proper formatting, the errors are significant. With deadlines for early decision and early action schools rapidly approaching, some colleges are being forced to accommodate students experiencing major technical glitches. The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill was among the first schools to push back their EA deadline, but Barnard College, the University of Chicago, Duke, Columbia, Tufts, and Northwestern have similarly followed suit with their early deadline extensions.