Like the rollout of so many new or revised products, the latest version of the Common App has experienced lots of glitches. (See this recent article in The Washington Post for an update.) All of this is occurring with the early application deadline of November 1st looming. While a very few schools have extended their early deadline, it’s best to be prepared.
I just sent an email reminding all the students I coach to send their early applications in a few days before the November deadline to avoid tears and hair pulling. Chances are that the Common App system will be overloaded on 11/1, so it’s best to be prepared.
As they say, the best defense is a good offense.