The most stressful part of getting to a great university is the dreaded college application process. For this year's crop of high school seniors, there's even more angst than usual as a website designed to make the whole process easier is plagued by glitches, CNN's Chris Frates reports.
The common application was designed to let students apply to multiple schools by filling out a single application. This year, the common app retired its paper version and went exclusively online. And that's when problems like login errors, lagging credit card payments and delayed applications began.
Daniel Wolfe, a high school senior, says, "it can be a little stressful knowing that they're having technical problems."
Common app estimates that this year about 800,000 students will submit millions of applications to more than 500 schools.
Common app did not respond to multiple interview requests, but in a statement to CNN, they said:
"As we approach the busy deadline season, we are fully committed to ensuring complete and timely review of applications for all common application members particularly those with November 1st deadlines."