Colleges Delay Early Application Deadlines

Many colleges and universities have delayed their early application deadlines because of technical glitches with the Common Application, which is now used by 517 colleges and universities.

Nov. 1 deadlines have been extended to Nov. 8 at schools such as Northwestern, the University of Chicago, Duke, Columbia, Barnard, Dartmouth, Johns Hopkins and Tufts.

Additionally, Boston University has delayed its deadline to Nov. 15, and Syracuse has delayed its Nov. 15 deadline to Dec. 1.

The Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have both extended their Oct. 15 deadlines to Oct. 21. Applications are due at 11:59 p.m. So seniors who want to apply, you still have a couple of hours to do so.

Among the schools that have not delayed their early deadlines are the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Yale and Harvard. Although Stanford did extend its Arts Supplement submission deadline from Nov. 15 to Nov. 18, its early action deadline stands.

– Mary Clare Beytagh

*Information gathered from The New York Times and college websites