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Jan 1, 2010   #81
It's probably eastern time. Now it's too late

Dude...this is the biggest bummer ever! So is it still possible to send by mail? And if it is, will it being late affect chances of admission?
Ya, they mean 12 PM THEIR TIME. I'm just a few hours late will warrant you a grace period tho. I would submit it right NOW.
The website will not even allow me to submit anymore. The term was "ended." Does anyone know anything about where i can go from here?
im wondering what happened to all of you guys. i was actually able to submit both the app AND the supplement fine... it just still has the red triangle for payment (even tho it says "received")
scripps, hamilton, and BU on the common app... all three apps got in (aka they have the green triangle) and at first the payment thing was a red triangle but i got emails saying they were successfully submitted. even though i just set them in an hour ago in western time

maybe its cause i live in california???
I live in Cali as well. I'm applying to Pitzer. I see you're applying to Scripps, which is in the same consortium as the one i'm applying to. I wonder why my application has been closed already, but you were successful in yours. Haha glad you were able to send yours!
Always better to be safe than sorry. Thanks for reminding me about the time zone changes...Completely forgot about that one.
They won't kill you for being an hour late. I would save the emails common app sends you. Maybe you can write an appeal to them later on..
well I submitted 01/01/2010, but it's downloaded by them at 01/02/2010... that's won't make me late right...
No, that just means that the college began processing it (either printed it out or downloaded it into the system). In other words, you sent it into them on time, but it only got into their system on the 2nd. Don't worry, the college will know you submitted on time because it shows the date you submitted on the pdf file which you can preview on the commonapp
as long as you receive a confirmation email that your app and its supplement have been received, you're fine. sometimes the red button won't change to green not because you haven't submitted but because they haven't had the time to aknowlege it.
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Jan 9, 2010   #104
It is January 1st at 11:59 p.m

Nice! You're a useful person to have around, Emily...

:-)

You'd better not wait until the last minute to submit your essays because the servers may be overloaded.

Good call...
Jan 15, 2010   #106
Has anyone experienced some techinical difficulties when stepping the deadline? What will the colleges do if you missed the deadline, say, by a few minutes?
Ok, Jan 1-3 would be deadlines to most of the colleges and there aren't so many moderators. Each person who needs their "final touch" on his/her essay should do the same to at least one other person. I know this subject been touched on forever, but I cannot emphasized how many unanswered essays are on the board.

Good Luck and Happy New Year.
AGREED! Also: keep in mind that by January 1st, colleges mean ON the day of January 1st at 11:59pm EASTERN STANDARD TIME. Watch out West coasters!
AGREED!

Oh, and Yale is due today. In, like, 3.5 hours. I'm trying my best to crank together a decent essay, though I guess I could always sub in a generic one-size-fit-all one in.

(The problem is that I don't have one. My best essays are like "why Kenyon" and "Find X," which I highly doubt Yale Admissions Officers would be interested in).
I thought that the Cornell deadline was January 3rd, but apparently it was January 2nd??

Would they still accept my application?
They might, there always tends to be issues with the CommonApp so if they feel it has to do with that they very well might extend the deadline a day or two for applicants.
If you speak with the department, they might be sympathetic. However, Cornell is notorious for being competitive in very negative ways, so be ready to fight for every inch of ground you gain!
ya .. i saw that, On Common App, it says that the supplement is due on Jan 3rd. However, in the supplement itself, it says that the deadline is the 2nd of Jan. Really guys, if ur applying to top universities, u need to pay more attention. Anyway, i am calling them tomm to see what's going on. Good luck everyone :)
Dec 25, 2011   #116
Do you agree or disagree that assignments handed in after the deadline should receive lower score?
I think yes, late assignments should receive lower score. As a college student, one has to be very responsible and be upto date about assignments. Even if a student has a problem, the professers make sure that you get plenty of time to organize so there is no excuse. Noone should be given special treatment except in case of severe accident or something.
NYU Deadline

Hey guys - Is the NYU deadline 11:59pm on 1/1/13 or has it already passed? On their website it says 12am ET on Jan 1st.


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