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Popular college application website causing headaches for students

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Oct 21, 2013

(KTNV) -- It can be a stressful time for high school seniors as they fill out college applications.

Now there is some added stress thanks to some glitches with a popular website that is supposed to make the process simpler.

Common App is supposed to simplify the college application process. It allows students to use the same form to apply to several  schools at once instead of filling out separate applications.

More than 500 college and universities use the non-profit website.

The most frustrating for prospective students right now is that when they log onto the website, it can not find their account.

Others say they get halfway through the process and the website kicks them off completely.

The website says most of the glitches are because of a spike in activity. They are working to fix the problems.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.