Holiday Break is Crunch Time for College Applicants

High school seniors will be scrambling to finish their college applications during the holiday break, according to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle.

The Common Application membership association, a nonprofit that provides a single application for nearly 300 colleges and universities (including Saint Mary's College) receives almost 10 percent of its applications on the last day before the Jan. 1 deadline, according to the article. (The regular deadline for Saint Mary's College is Jan. 15)

"Last year, 50,000 out of the 650,000 applications processed were submitted on Dec. 31 for schools ranging from the California Institute of Technology and Saint Mary's College of California to Harvard, Yale and Princeton," the article said.