Glitches in Common App Alarm Its Users

Hiroko Masuike, The New York Times, Redux

Lily Geiger, a high-school student in Manhattan, had problems uploading essays to the Common Application. Other students say they have been involuntarily logged out or have had to wait an hour for processing.
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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...

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