A delay in processing the Common Application has prompted Geneseo’s Office of Admissions to extend the early decision application deadline to Dec. 1, 2013.
Previously, early decision applicants submitted their Common Application by Nov. 15.
The delay came about when several early decision applicants experienced difficulty in uploading their files through the Common Application program. According to Director of Admissions Kris Shay, the Common App recently redesigned its software programs. This made it difficult for a few potential students to upload their applications.
“Some information wasn’t transposing correctly into our system,” Shay said. Campus Information Technology services helped to clear up the problem, but there were processing delays for several applications.
Geneseo extended the deadline in order to give students a chance to resubmit or correct their applications if theirs were among those that failed to process.
In comparison to other universities, Geneseo had very few difficulties in making the transition to the new Common App, according to Shay.
“We have the luxury of [a later deadline],” Shay said. “Our responses don’t go out until March 1, so we had more time … to iron up the kinks. We’re very lucky.”