Common app woes plague students applying to college

A student enters the Admissions Building at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

Users of the Common Application, the online application high school seniors all over the country use to try and get into a number of colleges and universities, have been experiencing major issues this month. The one-size-fits-all application has been around since the 70s, but this year it's had a major digital revamp -- and major digital glitches just in time for application deadlines. Christoph Guttentag, dean of undergraduate admissions at Duke University, tells Marketplace Tech about the fiasco.

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