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Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy Deadline Day!

CavDog's dressed up for the big day!

The countdown has begun. I know a lot of schools have a January 1st deadline, so some of you will inevitably be putting the finishing touches on multiple applications right up until 11:59 PM.

Keep in mind...

We can't fix Common App website problems.
Submit a help request on their website if you have any trouble.

Today is your deadline. Your counselors and teachers have until January 10th to submit school forms, transcripts, and recommendations. We prefer online submission, but you won't be penalized if these items are sent by snail mail.  In fact, application readers probably won't realize how your documents arrived because we scan mailed credentials into our imaging system.

If you want to chat with other applicants to relieve a little stress, check out the Class of 2015 Facebook page. We set this page up so you'd have a place to congregate online. Obviously, the membership evolves in the spring as students commit to schools.

I turn administration of class Facebook pages over to the UVa Student Council after May 1st.  Once those of you who come to UVa elect a Class Council, they will be given the group to publicize events (though we have an internal networking system that they use, too).

Good luck, everyone! If you have general questions, feel free to post them. Be sure to read the "after you apply" part of the application instructions on our website. It's really important to understand the timing at work here. In the wee hours of the morning, Common App's system will transmit all applications submitted today. It will take a few days for our system to process the applications and send our confirmation emails with your Student Information System login information.  It will take a few weeks for the system to match your transcripts, recommendations, and test scores to your applications.

Don't be alarmed by your to-do list at this time.
Read this if you're worried.