Joan Isaac Mohr, vice president and dean of admissions and financial aid at Quinnipiac University, is urging students, parents and high school guidance counselors not to fret about the technical problems that have occurred since Aug. 1 when The Common Application unveiled a new version of the application.
“My advice would have been that in hindsight, they probably shouldn’t have gone live on Aug. 1,” Mohr told the Hartford Courant in an Oct. 16 article. “It wasn’t all ready to go, and they’ve been playing catch-up in terms of solving issues they knew about and issues they didn’t know about.”
But she agreed that students shouldn’t get too anxious. “Everyone will get through the process,” she said. “If colleges need to extend deadlines, they will. … Colleges understand that in some of the early apps, the essays show up looking odd with different-size fonts, which I know freaks students out. But we all know this is happening, so it’s OK.”
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