The Common App and college deadlines

October 30, 2013

Ten schools in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia accept applications for undergraduate admission only through the online Common Application — which has been experiencing technical issues — and offer nonbinding “early action” or binding “early decision” programs. Here’s how those schools are handling the first deadlines for the class entering in 2014.

American University

Year joined the Common Application: 1978

First deadline: Nov. 15

Extension: none yet

Christopher Newport University

Year joined the Common Application: 2011

First deadline: Nov. 15

Extension: none yet

College of William and Mary

Year joined the Common Application: 2001

First deadline: Nov. 1

Extension: Nov. 8

George Washington University

Year joined the Common Application: 1990

First deadline: Nov. 1

Extension: Nov. 11

Goucher College

Year joined the Common Application: 1975

First deadline: Nov. 15

Extension: none yet

St. Mary’s College of Maryland

Year joined the Common Application: 2011

First deadline: Nov. 1

Extension: none yet

University of Maryland Baltimore County

Year joined the Common Application: 2010

First deadline: Nov. 1

Extension: none yet

University of Richmond

Year joined the Common Application: 1976

First deadline: Nov. 15

Extension: none yet

University of Virginia

Year joined the Common Application: 2008

First deadline: Nov. 1

Extension: none yet

Washington and Lee University

Year joined the Common Application: 1978

First deadline: Nov. 1

Extension: none yet

Sources: Common App and college Web sites

Nick Anderson covers higher education for The Washington Post. He has been a writer and editor at The Post since 2005.
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