This fall, major bugs in the Common Application software continue to bedevil high school seniors as they attempt to file their college applications. Although some colleges are now offering software alternatives, such as the Universal College Application, the Common App remains dominant for now.
That’s why it’s important for applicants to confirm that the entire form has been not only correctly submitted, but also received by each college.
Some students mistakenly believe they’ve completed the process before the application has actually been submitted. That’s because a misleading “receipt of payment” notice may seem to signify that the process is complete. It isn’t.