Colleges push back early deadlines

More than two dozen colleges extended their Early Action and Early Decision application deadlines in the face of potential East Coast power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy that would prevent students without access to a working computer from submitting their applications. Many of the extensions apply only to students living in areas affected by the storm.

“These extensions were not meant for our population,” Upper School Dean Beth Slattery said. “Kids here and in California should just submit their apps on time.”

The following schools have extended their deadlines:

  • Beloit College: Students living in areas affected by the hurricane have until November 8 to assure their applications are submitted.
  • Bentley University: Early Decision and Early Action deadlines have been extended to November 5.
  • Boston University: Early Decision deadline has been extended to Monday, November 5.
  • Brown University: Early Decision deadline has been extended to November 7.
  • College of William & Mary: Early Decision and spring transfer deadlines have been extended to November 5.
  • Columbia University: Early Decision deadline extended to Monday, November 5.
  • Cornell University: Early Decision deadline has been extended to midnight on Monday, November 5.
  • Dartmouth College: Flexible with the Early Decision deadline for all students who are impacted by this storm; contact the office if materials cannot be submitted by November 5.
  • Duke University: Early Decision deadline extended to Sunday, November 4. Note that the website has not been completely updated in some places.
  • Fordham University: Early Action applications will be considered timely if received by November 8.
  • Harvard College: Will be “flexible” on Early Action deadline.
  • Lawrence University: Early Decision deadline extended to November 15.
  • Marist College: Early Decision deadline has been extended to Friday, November 9.
  • MIT: Will be “flexible” on Early Action deadline.
  • Northwestern University: For applicants living in areas affected by Hurricane Sandy, the application deadline for early decision has been extended to midnight November 7.
  • RPI: The Early Decision deadline has been extended to November 5; additional extensions will be announced as warranted.
  • SMU: The Early Action deadline has been extended to Thursday, November 8.
  • University of Chicago: Early Action deadline has been extended. All materials due by 5 pm, Central Time, on Friday, November 9.
  • University of Maryland: The early application deadline will be extended; check withthe website as specifics become available.
  • University of Pennsylvania: Early Decision deadline extended to Tuesday, November 6. Applications for financial aid can be submitted by November 15 to be evaluated for a package to be provided at the time of decision release.
  • University of Rochester: Extending Early Decision deadline to November 8 for students living in areas affected by the hurricane.
  • University of Virginia: The Early Action deadline is extended to midnight on Sunday, November 4.
  • University of Vermont: November 1 deadlines (early and spring) have been extendedto November 5.
  • Villanova University: Early Action deadline extended to Thursday, November 8 for students directly impacted by the storm.
  • Yale University: Single-Choice Early Action deadline extended to Monday, November 5.

 

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