Popular College Admissions Website Down
As early admission deadlines are coming up for hundreds of thousands of students, the new version of the online Common Application shared by more than 500 colleges and universities has been plagued by numerous malfunctions, alarming students and parents and putting admissions offices weeks behind schedule.
The website first started experiencing the problems on Monday.
Colleges around the country have posted notices on their admissions Web sites, warning of potential problems in processing applications.
The recent problems mean that college admission offices will have to work overtime to go through applications, and some plan to take on temporary extra staff. But they say they still intend to send out acceptance and rejection notices on time in mid-December.
The problem is expected to be fixed by next week.