The Common Application
Daily Update

October 31, 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.

Deadline Prep. As the November application deadlines approach, we have taken steps to prepare for increasing submission volume. On Tuesday we saw 67,000 application and 150,000 school form submissions in a single day with no slow down in system performance. We will continue to monitor the system in the coming week.

Additional Staff. We have added several new staff members to the support team. This addition will allow us to respond more quickly to questions and requests from students and recommenders. 

File Uploads. When uploading a file, please ensure that it is 500kb or smaller in size and that the file is in a supported format (.pdf, .doc, .txt) prior to upload. If you are unable to upload in one browser and have access to another, please try uploading in that browser. We have posted an article with additional details and suggestions for uploading files.

Form Submission. There have been a few cases where a recommender completes a form but does not see a green check for one section. If you encounter this issue, please submit a ticket to the help center so that the team can resolve the issue for you. Be sure to include the full name of the student whose form you are attempting to complete. 
Board of Directors  

Thyra Briggs 
Harvey Mudd College 
Eric Furda 
University of Pennsylvania 
Past President 
Carey Thompson 
Rhodes College 
Senior Counselor 
Michael Pina 
Greens Farms Academy 
Danya Berry 
Dayton Early College Academy 
Jennifer Desjarlais
Wellesley College  
Heidi Green 
Fayetteville-Manlius High School 
Monica Inzer 
Hamilton College 
Kevin Kelly 
University of Massachusetts Amherst 
Greg Roberts 
University of Virginia 
Gail Sweezey
Gettysburg College 
Gil Villanueva 
University of Richmond 
Chris White 
The Gary and Jerri-Ann Jacobs High Tech High 
Ex Officio Non-Voting  Rob Killion
Executive Director
Common Application
Aba Blankson, Director of Communications
The Common Application, Inc.