Common Application technical issues

Joan Isaac Mohr

Joan Isaac Mohr, vice president and dean of admissions at Quinnipiac University, is urging students, parents and high school guidance counselors not to fret about the technical problems that have occurred since Aug. 1 when The Common Application unveiled a new version of the application.

"My advice would have been that in hindsight, they probably shouldn't have gone live on Aug. 1," Mohr told the Hartford Courant in an Oct. 16 article. "It wasn't all ready to go, and they've been playing catch-up in terms of solving issues they knew about and issues they didn't know about."

But she agreed that students shouldn't get too anxious. "Everyone will get through the process," she said. "If colleges need to extend deadlines, they will. ... Colleges understand that in some of the early apps, the essays show up looking odd with different-size fonts, which I know freaks students out. But we all know this is happening, so it's OK."

Mohr is available for print and radio interviews. To schedule an interview, please call John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations, at 203-206-4449 (cell) or 203-582-5359 (office).

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