BUT … the Common App is based in the Eastern Time zone, so a student in, say, California, who submits an application at 11 p.m. on November 1 will have a time stamp on that app that says Nov. 2 due to the time difference. However, colleges use YOUR local time zone, and not theirs, when determining if an application is tardy.
But, even so, I urge you to try to submit all applications at least several hours (and, better yet, days) before the official deadline. You can't predict last-minute technical snafus … and the panic they can cause.
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