By Dr. Marciene Mattleman
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - If you know a high school senior applying to college, this year is tough. Not only are there choices to make about where to apply and writing the essay, but the application process has glitches.
The Common App started in 1975 with three colleges wanting to simplify the process – Vassar, Goucher and Carlton. Version 4, a replacement was used last year by more than 723,000 students, who sent more than 3 million applications, more than 4 per student. This new form is less cluttered and more interactive.
With about 35% of the 517 members of the colleges and universities using the Common App exclusively and for applicants, there is great unrest.
For students seeking early admission to prestigious schools, the good news is that some schools have extended the deadline from November 1st to November 8th.
Common App officials are racing to troubleshoot their software.
Read more in The Washington Post.