Common Application Update

Early Action Deadline Extended

October 28, 2013

The Office of Admission at Stonehill College is continuing to monitor the Common Application submission process for students and school counselors. We have decided to extend our non-binding Early Action deadline from November 1 to November 8.

Students who have completed their applications are encouraged to submit them as soon as possible. Doing so may help avoid the rush of applications surrounding the deadline and will provide a buffer should submission problems persist.

We know that over 1,000 students have already submitted applications through the Common Application system. Unfortunately, we are still not able to access those applications because of delays in the completion of the Common Application’s download process.

As soon as we are able to receive our applications, we will provide an electronic confirmation and access to our application portal so that students can see which items have been received.

We recognize that transcripts and recommendations may also be delayed. We assure all candidates that as long as their application is submitted by November 8, they will be considered on-time and receive full consideration.

Please be sure to contact the Office of Admission at or 508-565-1373 if you have any questions.

Recurring Problems with the Common Application Reported

October 18, 2013

The Office of Admission at Stonehill College is carefully monitoring the recurring problems plaguing high school seniors and school counselors with Common Application and supporting credential submissions. While we know that there are several hundred applications that have been submitted to Stonehill through the Common Application system, we are not yet able to download those applications into our system because of the delays with the Common Application interface. We will provide confirmations via email to all applicants once we are able to access their applications.

We will not penalize any student who was unable to submit their application by the November 1 Early Action deadline. We also encourage students to submit their applications in advance of the November 1 deadline in the event that volume issues continue with the Common Application website.

Should these problems persist, we will provide another update before November 1.