Colleges Extend Deadlines

Universities Extend Deadlines, Ivies Extend Deadlines, Admissions Deadlines

When the Common App. crashed at the deadline, numerous colleges extended their deadlines. We’ve got those extended deadlines for you.

On January 1st at around 11:30 PM EST, about three seconds after our last senior clicked submit on her one remaining Regular Decision application, the Common App. site crashed. And we were certainly not surprised. Read more >

Crash of the Common App

Common Application Crash, Crash of Common Application, Common App Crashes

Yes indeed — the Common App. has crashed at the deadline (photo credit: Billy Hathorn).

Yes, there has been a crash of the Common App.! Many folks have been writing us tonight to find out if they’re the only ones who can’t submit their applications at the midnight deadline. They are not alone. Read more >

College Admissions Deadlines

College Admission Deadline, Deadline for College Admissions, University Admission Deadlines

Celebrate your New Year’s Eve with Ryan Seacrest. Don’t celebrate your New Year’s Eve finishing up your college applications (photo credit: Jyle Dupuis from Canada).

On January 1st, we celebrate the New Year all over the world as our new students finish their applications by the college admissions deadlines. Most of our students finished their applications a long time ago, but some students don’t come to us until around the holiday season so we’ve got fast work to do. Read more >

College Application Deadline

College App Deadline, Application Deadline, University Application Deadline

Don’t wait until the last minute to complete your college applications.

It never ceases to amaze us how many students wait until the very last minute to do the vast majority of the work on their college applications. College essays should not be written over winter break, right before the college application deadline. Read more >

College Admissions Recruiting

Recruiting for College Admission, University Recruiting, Ivy League Recruiting

Some college admissions counselors view the practice of recruiting unqualified students to apply in order to boost their own stats to be unethical.

If you’re a student who received tons of brochures, posters, and e-mails from top universities and were surprised to then be denied admission by these very colleges that “recruited” you, you’re not alone. Read more >

College Application Materials

College App Material, Application Materials, University Application Material

Baltimore High School Says Colleges Didn’t Receive Some Admissions Material.

A principal in Baltimore’ Western High School has acknowledged that certain college application materials for a number of its high school seniors did not reach university admissions offices. Yikes! This is a mishap that should never take place with vigilant college applicants! Read more >