October 21, 2013
Glitches in Common App Alarm Its Users
Hiroko Masuike, The New York Times, Redux
The online Common Application sparked coast-to-coast consternation last week as technical difficulties plagued the system used by 517 colleges.
On the eve of some institutions' early-admission deadlines, many high-school seniors could not get access to applications. Some said they were repeatedly logged off because of "inactivity," and others reported waiting an hour or more for their submissions to go through.
"Kids have just been frantic," one