Last year, Hurricane Sandy presented many challenges for people applying to colleges from the affected areas of the east coast of the US. This year, glitches in the Common Application have made it hard for everybody, the world over, to get their applications together. We’re all in the same boat!
Swarthmore’s Fall Early Decision deadline is, has been, and will be November 15. We posted an update to our website a few days ago explaining in detail how we’re approaching the situation, which I’m posting here on the blog as well:
“COMMON APPLICATION UPDATE: The admissions office is carefully monitoring the challenges that high school seniors and school counselors are facing with the Common Application and supporting credential submissions. We understand their frustration and anxiety, and we stand ready to work with all prospective applicants, their families, and counselors should anyone be experiencing difficulties. Any challenges created by the Common Application will have no impact on a Swarthmore admissions decision now or throughout the process. We look forward to working with all constituents to make the application process as streamlined and stress free as possible. At this time, we have not extended our first round of early decision deadline of November 15, but we are monitoring the situation on a daily basis, and we will update this announcement as needed as we approach this first application deadline. We look forward to reviewing your application for admission to Swarthmore, and we wish you all the best in the process. “
If you have any questions, feel free to email us at admissions[at]swarthmore.edu. We’re also available on Twitter and Facebook.
Best of luck with the applications!