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11:59 Dec. 31st or 11:59 Jan. 1st???

intrepidiowaintrepidiowa Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
This is probably the dumbest thing I have ever asked, but if an application is due Jan 1st on common app, which is it??
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Replies to: 11:59 Dec. 31st or 11:59 Jan. 1st???

  • Malcomx99Malcomx99 Registered User Posts: 199 Junior Member
    edited December 2015
    I wanna know for sure too. But its most definitely Jan 1st...lol..Go Procastination!
  • jym626jym626 Registered User Posts: 57,383 Senior Member
    edited December 2015
    NOTE: Common app's rule is that the time is YOUR timezone, not the school's timezone. http://admissions.ozarks.edu/academics/majors/rtv/courses.asp
  • boudersbouders Registered User Posts: 2,581 Senior Member
    January 1st 11:59 pm, your time zone.
  • intrepidiowaintrepidiowa Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
    thanks pals that would be really good if its due tomorrow night and not tonight!!! but if i dont get into college because i submit my stuff tomorrow its your fault
  • NASA2014NASA2014 Registered User Posts: 2,403 Senior Member
    edited January 2016
    thanks pals that would be really good if its due tomorrow night and not tonight!!! but if i dont get into college because i submit my stuff tomorrow its your fault.

    They won't review your application on January 1st. They might start later or so. Probably January 5, 2016 is when they will start reading.
    Post edited by fallenchemist on
  • bjkmombjkmom Registered User Posts: 7,976 Senior Member
    Why not submit it right now???
  • BalbinaBalbina Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
    edited December 2015
    Procrastination @bjkmom
  • bjkmombjkmom Registered User Posts: 7,976 Senior Member
    That was the explanation in early November.

    Now it's just spitting in the wind.
  • jym626jym626 Registered User Posts: 57,383 Senior Member
    oops wrong link above- here is the right one https://appsupport.commonapp.org/link/portal/33011/33013/Article/35/Where-can-I-find-information-about-college-deadlines

    But I agree. Schools might , or should look at when apps are submitted, IMO.
  • LindagafLindagaf Registered User Posts: 9,284 Senior Member
    My D submitted several apps last minute, simply because she has been soooo busy with school work. However she submitted all her recs and test scores a couple of months ago. So a late app doesn't always mean lack of interest.
  • jym626jym626 Registered User Posts: 57,383 Senior Member
    edited January 2016
    Most every senior is sooo busy with school work, and other responsibilities/EC's/jobs, etc. They still get their apps in in a timely fashion. Time management is an important skill for college success.
  • LindagafLindagaf Registered User Posts: 9,284 Senior Member
    @jym626 , there is a deadline for a reason. I seriously doubt she is going to be penalized for submitting before the deadline. She also arranged 8 interviews, visits, etc... And you know nothing about her stats or her time management skills. She applied to twelve colleges, and wrote many supplemental essays. Your comment isn't helpful. She is an excellent student who is also very busy and submitted her applications on time. What's your problem?
  • Malcomx99Malcomx99 Registered User Posts: 199 Junior Member
    ^^Some students are also perfectionists. I was done with filing in my apps my early November. And since then I've been perfecting my essays(Changing phrases/words).

  • jym626jym626 Registered User Posts: 57,383 Senior Member
    edited January 2016
    Lindagaf. They do have the capability of looking at when apps are submitted. Colleges use big data in their review process. What she did was probably also accomplished by many other students. No need to be so hostile.
  • uesmomof2uesmomof2 Registered User Posts: 410 Member
    Deadlines are there for a reason. You either get your application in before the deadline which, in this case, could be 11:58 pm tonight or you miss the deadline and don't get to apply to that school. There might be some schools who care whether the application was filed November 15 vs. January 1st but generally I don't think that is how they are making their decisions (unless rolling admission). I remember a friend ranting about having to drive his kid into Manhattan to get to the U.S. Post Office at 33rd and 8th Avenue before midnight on the day that applications were due in the days before this was all done by computer. Kid got into Harvard and Princeton.
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