Quantcast

Tech glitches slow college applications for some - WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-

Tech glitches slow college applications for some

Posted: Updated:
BURLINGTON, Vt. -

The college website, Common Application, handles admissions for colleges across the country. It recently revamped the site to improve the application process, but glitches in the system have slowed things down.

"Some of that is really normal for this time of the year, which it is of course and some of that relating to a new system that we as counselors are a little less familiar with," said Andrew Roy, an Essex High School Guidance Counselor.

Some of the problems admissions offices and guidance counselors throughout Vermont have seen include incorrect tabs on the site, essays disappearing and problems with application payments. "Post secondary folks have been pretty clear with us that they understand there are going to be some hiccups and delays with some of the information," Roy said.

And as the November 1st early application deadline approaches, the University of Vermont is contacting each applicant to let them know their application was received. "We're monitoring the situation everyday and then if we have to extend that deadline because students are having difficulty applying, then that's what we're trying to assess," said Beth Wiser, the UVM's Director of Admissions.

So far UVM has received over 2,500 applications, but the school says the best way to avoid running into any problems is to get it done early and go to your guidance counselor with any concerns. And many of those concerns, can be avoided with a little preparation. "Have your testing out of the way, begin working on your essays early so that when it comes time to actually apply, you have the tools to do so easily," Roy said.

Last year, UVM received nearly 22,000 first year student applications and 1,500 transfer applications -- all through Common App, the school's only application system. "We anticipate having similar numbers of students -- even more this year -- be able to successfully apply, we just know it may take a little longer to get those applications."

Saint Michaels College officials say because of glitches, they have resorted to processing some applications manually. UVM says they'll explore all options if problems continue.

Common Application has been in touch with high schools and colleges.  School officials say the site hopes to have the problem resolved as soon as possible.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Arrest in murder of Shelburne toddler

    Arrest in murder of Shelburne toddler

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:55:54 GMT
    Investigators are now calling the suspicious death of a Shelburne toddler murder, and they have made an arrest.
    Investigators are now calling the suspicious death of a Shelburne toddler murder, and they have made an arrest.
  • Celina Cass case still under investigation 3 years later

    Celina Cass case still under investigation 3 years later

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:25:33 GMT
    It's been three years since Celina Cass was last seen hunched over a computer in her family's apartment in West Stewartstown, New Hampshire. Her body was found a week later.
    It's been three years since Celina Cass was last seen hunched over a computer in her family's apartment in West Stewartstown, New Hampshire. Her body was found a week later.
  • Man charged in Adirondack crash that killed couple

    Man charged in Adirondack crash that killed couple

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:07:40 GMT
    Authorities say they've charged the driver of a pickup-truck that crashed into a car in the Adirondacks while fleeing police, killing a couple and injuring their daughter.
    Authorities say they've charged the driver of a pickup truck that crashed into a car in the Adirondacks while fleeing police, killing a couple and injuring their daughter.
  • Man charged in Fair Haven killings wants new lawyer

    Man charged in Fair Haven killings wants new lawyer

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:39:28 GMT
    A 70-year-old Vermont man charged with fatally shooting two electricians who were working on his rented home last winter is asking for a new lawyer.
    A 70-year-old Vermont man charged with fatally shooting two electricians who were working on his rented home last winter is asking for a new lawyer.
  • Vt. man gets 35-plus years for rape

    Vt. man gets 35-plus years for rape

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:56:29 GMT
    A Vermont man has been sentenced to 35 years to life in prison for raping a woman while she slept.
    A Vermont man has been sentenced to 35 years to life in prison for raping a woman while she slept.
  • Vt. man charged with driving 102 mph on Interstate 89

    Vt. man charged with driving 102 mph on Interstate 89

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:06:04 GMT
    A 40-year-old man from northwestern Vermont has been charged with gross negligent operation of a motor vehicle after police say they clocked him doing 102 mph on Interstate 89 in Richmond this week.
    A 40-year-old man from northwestern Vermont has been charged with gross negligent operation of a motor vehicle after police say they clocked him doing 102 mph on Interstate 89 in Richmond this week.
  • Wire fraud case of Vt. man delayed until late August

    Wire fraud case of Vt. man delayed until late August

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:56:49 GMT
    The sentencing of a Vermont man convicted of wire fraud for submitting false invoices to a Maine town won't be scheduled until sometime after Aug. 22.
    The sentencing of a Vermont man convicted of wire fraud for submitting false invoices to a Maine town won't be scheduled until sometime after Aug. 22.
  • VTrans foreman charged with insurance fraud

    VTrans foreman charged with insurance fraud

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:59:29 GMT
    A Vermont Transportation Agency foreman is facing charges he lied to police and his insurance company after reporting damage to his personal truck was a hit-and-run accident, when it was hit by a new employee.
    A Vermont Transportation Agency foreman is facing charges he lied to police and his insurance company after reporting damage to his personal truck was a hit-and-run accident, when it was hit by a new employee.
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WCAX. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.