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Today, high school seniors can begin to apply to colleges online through the Common Application. This resource allows students to apply to many colleges at the same time, and in some cases even use the same essay.
But the Common App had major glitches last year and a majority of colleges were unable to download application information. This year, there is new software and hope that the problems are resolved.
The Common App is considered a tool for students, but both parents and applicants have lots of question about the best way to use it.
College counselor Lisa Micele joins Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson to answer those questions.
This segment aired on August 1, 2014.