The Yale Early Action deadline has been extended, joining a host of other highly selective universities who have moved their deadlines in response to students and school counselors having issues with the Common Application. According to an email from Yale, “The Yale Office of Undergraduate Admissions is extending the Single Choice Early Action application submission deadline to midnight (EST) Monday, November 4th. For more information, please visit our website.” So Yale has extended their deadline for SCEA a bit, though not as much as many other schools. A number of universities chose November 8th as their new Early deadline.
What do you think the makers of the Common Application think about all of the recent deadline extensions? Do you think the Common Application is embarrassed by all of the glitches with their application? Do you think they’re frustrated that many schools — including many highly selective colleges — are choosing not to offer the Common Application exclusively anymore on account of all of their woes? And that’s in spite of the fact that the Common Application penalizes colleges financially for not offering their application on an exclusive basis!
Let us know your thoughts on the woes of the Common App. Have you experienced issues with the application this fall? Are you a college admissions officer whose school is considering switching to the Universal College Application? Give us the scoop. We are eager to hear from you!