Early Decision Was Not Affected By Common App Glitches
CollegeExplorations.com sent us a very interesting article published on the examiner.com, regarding the technical problems with the Common App and its impact in early decision or Early Action (EA). Some Universities were able to report early enough of their success despite the problems student encountered. It actually ended up being very successful based on reports that some universities already released. Read the reports from: Brown University, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Duke University, among others, on how successful where those results in the following article:
Early returns suggest Common App glitches had little impact on numbers
November 22, 2013 by Nancy Griesemer, DC College Admissions Examiner
Early returns from Common Application member colleges suggest that software glitches might not have had too much of an impact early application numbers.
Although results are slow to come in this year, those colleges boasting of increases in early applications have been quick to report their success.
Despite a few unexpected hurdles, students anxious to benefit from perceived advantages in applying early to high profile colleges persisted in getting their Early Decision (ED) or Early Action (EA) applications in on time. And some of the results are impressive:
Brown University: Early decision applications at Brown reached a record high of 3,086—up by two percent over last year. Applications to the Brown-RISD Dual-Degree program rose 54 percent this year.
Columbia University: 3,296 applicants applied binding early decision to Columbia for the Class of 2018—an increase of 5.4 percent over last year.
Dartmouth College: As of the November 8 deadline, Dartmouth received 1,678 early decision applications—up by 6.7 percent over last year’s pool which saw a 12.6 percent decrease in applications.
Duke University: The number of binding ED applications rose by 26 percent from last year. In 2012, Duke received 2,540 applications. This year, the number jumped to 3,191—the highest yet.
For a complete list of colleges read the entire article at: