October 22, 2013
As promised, we are sending daily updates regarding system performance and support. We will continue this communication as long as there is news to share.
Recommendation System Interruption. On Monday morning some recommenders using the Common App Recommendation System experienced system slowness. As a result, recommenders using the My Students tab may have seen time-out issues or an unsuccessful login error. The issue was resolved during the day on Monday.
Deadline Changes. Some colleges are extending their deadlines to alleviate the anxiety that students and counselors are feeling in trying to meet application deadlines. The deadline dates in the Common Application system and on the Requirements Grid are updated daily and reflect the latest information that we have received from our members.
Application Submitted. Given the issues that some students experienced with the payment submission process, we want to help ensure that all students who think they have submitted an application have actually submitted. Please have your students confirm that their applications have been submitted by checking their Dashboard. There will be a green check mark in the "Application" column for each submitted application.
Parchment. As we announced yesterday, Parchment integration with the Common App is complete. Students are able to select Common App as a transcript destination on parchment.com and sending institutions may send transcripts to Common App via Parchment Exchange.