Regular decision deadline pushed back for Penn applicants

Technical issues with the Common Application led the University to delay the deadline until Jan. 6

· January 3, 2014, 3:52 pm

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The Office of Admissions announced today that it will accept applications from regular decision applicants until Jan. 6.

A message on the University’s applicant homepage said that the Office of Admissions will continue accepting applications from students who “have encountered difficulties” submitting their Common Application until five days later than the original deadline.

Technical issues with the Common App led administrators across the Ivy League to delay deadlines, including at Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Cornell and Princeton universities.

The delayed deadline will not affect applicants who have already successfully submitted their materials.

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CA4, a new version of the Common App that was released on Aug. 1, has received criticism for technical difficulties in the past. Penn’s Early Decision deadline was also postponed in November because of issues with the site.

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Dean of Admissions Eric Furda could not immediately be reached Friday for comment.

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