4. Review, submit and verify: The Common App's Anderson says that it's important for students to make sure they've completed the entire submission process. Students should review their applications, pay any fees, sign an affirmation and hit "submit." After doing so, Anderson recommends they go back into the application's dashboard to make sure that all materials were submitted correctly.
Students should also receive an automated message from the Common App, and colleges typically email students to acknowledge a submission. College admission officials say it's important for students to contact schools immediately if they don't receive a notice.
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Walter, of Boston University, also advises students to check the websites of any colleges where they've applied for any updates about deadline extensions.
Meanwhile, The Common Application is still at work to resolve any lingering problems.
"We want to help you, we want to give you the assistance that you need and answer the questions that you have," the Common App's Anderson says.
"We really need you to go to the help center to do it."
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