Earlier today the leadership of the Emory University Office of Undergraduate Admission met to discuss the difficulties that some students and school officials are experiencing with the Common Application. It was collectively decided that we will extend our Early Decision I application deadline to Monday, November 4 for applicants to Emory University (Emory College, Oxford College, or both schools). Though we still encourage Early Decision applicants to submit their applications in advance of this extended deadline, to ease anxiety caused by potential technological issues we are providing an extra few days for the successful submission of your application. Additionally, since we are aware that some high school guidance/college counselors have experienced consistent difficulties with the online submission of school documents (school reports, transcripts, and recommendations), we are also extending the deadline for these materials until November 11.
The Emory Admission staff is committed to working with applicants and school officials during this time, and we are available to help solve any lingering issues. Despite these extended deadlines, all Early Decision applicants will receive the same in-depth and holistic evaluation, and we do not anticipate any delay in the release of decisions in mid-December. We hope this extra time alleviates any undue stress. We assure you that we want to make this process as smooth as possible and we understand how frustrating it can be to experience technical issues along the way to applying to college.
Some of you reading this may still be debating whether you want to apply Early Decision or through one of our other admission plans. Our Early Decision webpage provides some helpful information about the process and answers to some important questions to consider. Additionally, Emory Dean of Admission John Latting recently discussed with the Atlanta Journal Constitution the decision-making process surrounding the choice to apply Early Decision, which we recommend you read: Early Decision: Is it right for you? Applying Early Decision to Emory University provides a student the opportunity to stand out from the rest of the crowd and showcase their achievements, interests, and accomplishments months in advance of the review of the regular decision applicant pool. One’s commitment to Emory as an ED candidate is an important factor in the Admission Committee decision; however it is important to know that academic standards are not lowered for ED applicants.
We are well aware that applying to college can be stressful, even without technical glitches. Whether you are applying ED1, via another admission plan, are the parent of a prospective applicant, or a high school counselor, do know that the Emory University Office of Undergraduate Admission is reachable in many ways to answer your questions or alleviate concerns. You can comment on this blog post. Email us at email@example.com. Call us at 404-727-6036. Or even Tweet us.
Our collective fingers are crossed that these issues with the Common Application quickly dissipate as the staff is eager to start reading your applications. We will be back soon with a new blog post including some tips on completing the Common Application.