Students panic as Common App crashes

The blood pressure has jumped for thousands of seemingly healthy high school seniors as  Common Application’s website has encountered technical difficulties as the first early deadlines for some universities hit this week.

For those unfamiliar with The Common Application, it’s a service that allows students access to applications for 400 colleges and universities.

The Facebook page for The Common App documents the anger, frustration and stress gripping families who hoped to us ea holiday weekend to get the application process over with. There are plenty of people using all CAPs in their posts.

The good news is that Georgia Tech and UNC appear to have extended the deadline for applications.

Common App has acknowledged the problem and says it is working on it. So hang in there.

Rob Varnon